These guys really made my day. Definitely one of the highlights of my job is to rub elbows with bands responsible for some of my favorite songs.
Enter Portugal. The Man. They were humble and gracious and friendly and sincere and...talented! What a combination. Band from Wasilla, Alaska who have all known each other since commuting an hour each way to high school. Not sure how that left much time to play music in Eric's family garage but they found a way, and now 17 years later, they've got the number 1 song on the Adult Album Alternative Billboard charts, "Feel It Still".
I asked if such a distinction (being number 1 on the Billboard chart) mattered to them and without pause, they all answered "Hell YES!"
Now I'm hearing this tune on promotions for television programming and on every radio and device. They performed this huge new tune for us in Alt 92.9's Boch Studio before their sold out show at the House of Blues Boston last week (June 1st) - check it out.
Congrats to Portugal. The Man! Not a more well deserving group of guys - soo nice to see your success!
xo - Amy