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Thirsty Thursdays: 15

Featured above is John Gourley [Guitar/Vocals] of Portugal. The Man which has recently become a band of obsession for me. The style of Portugal. is very interesting indeed. The band makes use of many electronics, drum machines & synths - and of course guitar, drums, and bass guitar. The music is mysterious, interesting and at times haunting. The bands name is not "Portugal the man" it is in fact "Portugal. The Man" Is there a reason to this? Absolutely. Gourley explains, "A country is a group of people, with Portugal it just ended up being the first country that came to mind. The band's name is Portugal. The period is stating that and 'The Man' states that it's just one person." Interesting.

The first song up will be Portugal. The Man's "Ruby Magic" this song is a snippit from the 23min track "It's Complicated Being A Wizard." It can only be described as "Mysterious and Electronic(y)."

Portugal. The Man - "Ruby Magic" [Removed]

Next is from the bands debut full length "Waiter: 'You Vultures!'" Great song, interesting lyrics:

"If I were a god I'd be the greatest of all
With a speech so soft that loud it would kill you
Standing up tall from the top of that hill
I'd shout out commands to down below
They are restless tangled mess protests burned
And ears that bleed in rivers through the pipes
That heat your homes and familiesÂ’ plates"

Portugal. The Man - "Bad, Bad Levi Brown"

The Notwist is a German based indie/electronic band that first stole my heart with the song "Consequence" which can be found in our archives. This song is from the EP "Different Cars and Trains" which is essentially a remix EP. All songs remixed come from the album "Neon Golden." You can get both of these here.

The Notwist - "Pilot (Console Remix)"

Oh snap it's Dem Franchise Boys. Classic hit "Lean Wit It" has been remixed by Lazer Sword and needless to say. Its awesome. So check check check it out. Oh and by the way check out the archives for some other sweet Lazer Sword Remixes

Dem Franchise Boys - "Lean Wit It (Lazer Sword Remix)"

I got The Go! Team's album "Proof of Youth" a few days back, I figured it would be your average run of the mill U.K. electronic experience. However, after listening to a few tracks I was blown away. Electronic with a Junior Senior kind of feel to it the album left me wanting more.
The closing track left a particular impression on me. I look at the track as being sort of a "Ode to Good Times" its very uplifting and energetic. Check it out. Get the album here.

The Go! Team - "Patricia's Moving Picture" [Removed at Artists Request]

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