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Portugal. The Man announces new album, releases first single

Matt Sullivan

Last year was the first year without a new Portugal. The Man album since the band's debut in 2006. But info about the followup to 2011's "In the Mountain in the Cloud" had been leaking out little by little over the past month or so, and now we have a release date: June 4.

First came photos of the Portland, Ore.-by-way-of-Alaska band in the studio with producer Danger Mouse, the man responsible for Gnarls Barkley and the massive hit "Crazy" with singer Cee Lo Green. He first came to prominence for "The Grey Album" a mashup of the Beatles' self-titled record -- aka "The White Album" -- and Jay-Z's "The Black Album."

Next, the band unveiled the album art and title on Instagram. Now the group has posted a video on its website for "Evil Friends," the lead single for the record of the same name. And judging by the snowmachines in the video, filming appears to have taken place in Alaska.

The full-length is available for pre-order on iTunes, which will get you an immediate download of the single. Visit portugaltheman.com/evilfriends to watch the video.


Matt Sullivan
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