Portugal The Man Information
Portugal. The Man is an experimental, rock band that originated in Wasilla, Alaska in 2004. John Gourley and Zach Carothers met and began performing together in high school. The duo started a post-hardcore band, Anatomy of a Ghost and garnered some local popularity. Despite this, the band was very short-lived. Portugal. The Man had been a side-project Garley was working on but he invited Carothers to join. Thereafter, Wesley Hubbard, Nick Klein, and Harvey Tumbleson joined the band. In order to record music and venture on tours, the band moved to Portland, Oregon. Resource-limited initially, the band frequently self-promoted themselves via MySpace and PureVolume. In spring 2005, Klein and Tumbleson left the band and were replaced by Jason Sechrist. The band started off signed to Fearless Records and their debut album, Waiter: You Vultures! was released in 2006. Since 2010, the band has been signed to Atlantic Records.