Oregon City Sessions




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New York, NY (March 24, 2021) – In 2008, Portugal. The Man had been a band for just over two years and was riding a creative wave that is rarely seen. 

In the first two years of the band's existence, they released three full-lengths, one EP, and a couple of standalone singles while performing just shy of 500 shows. This young band from Alaska drove from city to city, bought bulk bags of rice, and seldomly splurged with their Taco Bell-Feed The Beat bucks. PTM was committed. They ended the tour in December of 2008 and instead of taking a much-needed break, made the decision to record the culmination of what their live performance had become. They found a rare gem of a studio in the suburbs of Portland, piled in with their live gear and a handful of friends with handheld cameras. Longtime collaborator and filmmaker Graham (Baclagon) Agcaolli and engineer/mixer Jacob Portrait (who would later join Unknown Mortal Orchestra) would help to document.

They performed their full set, one time through — with no re-takes or overdubs —  just the band in its natural form.

  1. Church Mouth
  2. Horse Warming Party
  3. New Orleans
  4. Bellies Are Full
  5. 1989
  6. My Mind 
  7. Lay Me Back Down
  8. Chicago
  9. And I
  10. The Devil
  11. AKA M80 The Wolf
  12. Colors
  13. March With 6 
  14. Tommy  
  15. Helter Skelter