It’s been a long time coming since 2013’s Evil Friends from Portugal. The Man, but a new album is on the way.
Between 2006 and 2013, the Alaska-born psych-indie pop group released a whopping eight studio records, never leaving more than two years in between. As we approach four years since their last album, fans have begun to wonder what the wait is, — would a new album ever come?
On a trip back home, frontman John Gourley was met by the same questioning by his father, who asked him “What’s taking so long to finish the album?” according to a press release. “Isn’t that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out?”
It light a fire under PTM’s collective asses, leading them to throw out all previous material of what they were going to call Gloomin’ and Doomin’, enlisting the help of Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Danger Mouse, and John Hill on the production side.
With a bit of inspiration from finding an old Woodstock ’69 ticket of his Gourley’s father, PTM went back to the drawing room table to produce an album that can inspire some good in this “avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces” that sums up 2017 so far.
Previously, the band has shared the irresistibly dancey “Feel It Still”, and have shared a second track, “Number One,” from the upcoming album. Woodstock is due out June 16th.