Hailing from Wasilla, Alaska, Portugal. The Man has spent the last decade-plus recording and touring, spreading a chameleon-like musical sound that blends, as the band puts it, “groove, soul, grime, stuff.” The group’s latest album, Woodstock, came to life almost four years after its predecessor, and after basically throwing out all the work completed over three years for a proposed follow-up called Gloomin + Doomin.
For Woodstock, Portugal. The Man worked in the studio with several former producers, including John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), and Mike D (Everything Cool), as well as longtime collaborator Casey Bates. In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there. Featuring the hit single “Feel It Still,” the album is filled with optimism and heart, even as it acknowledges the tumultuous times in which the world’s found itself.
Led by self-described "teen queen" Clem, Cherry Glazerr is a progressive rock band rounded out by drummer Tabor Allen and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth. On its latest album, Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr worked with “rock 'n' roll wizard” Joe Chicarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes) and Carlos de la Garza (Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara), which helped evolve the band into a wildly complex, hugely guitar-heavy, and unapologetically loud machine.