Gloomin + Doomin. Produced with Mike D of The Beastie Boys, it’s a long-awaited record that, given their tireless searching for new sounds, may be like their 2013 album, Evil Friends, or something from scratch. With their spacey, accessible and cinematic sound (most widely heard on their hit “Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue”), they’re less standard-bearers than they are standard-beaters. Case in point: their highly limited-edition record for the Smithsonian to benefit endangered Sumatran tigers.
If you’re a fan of both punctuational nomenclature and indie rock, be sure to come on down when Portugal. The Man descend from on high — otherwise known as their home town of Wasilla, Alaska — to play various bangers from the last 15 years as well as possibly songs from their forthcoming record,