February 25, 2010

Portugal. The Man - "The Dead Dog"

I loved The Satanic Satanist, so I was a little skeptical when I heard that American Ghetto was a significant departure from the awesome mix of classic rock and psychedelic soul that made the Satanist my second favorite album of the year (#1 from Portland). However, I was relieved that the first song I heard off the album, although less anthemic, still featured John Gourley's soulful vocals and a chorus worth latching onto. The electronic swirls on "The Dead Dog" (mp3) surround Gourley's dark musings on America's economic divisions. I'm excited to hearing the rest of the album when it is released to the world on March 2nd.