Easy Street's just announced that Portugal. The Man, recently returned from a European tour, will be playing a free in-store at its Queen Anne location next Friday, June 22. Yes, it's the same day as Block Party, and I just checked, and the 6 p.m. start time of the in-store coincides with Thurston Moore's set, BUT I'm still going to recommend checking out this performance. PTM is releasing their Atlantic Records debut, In the Mountain in the Cloud next week (which frontman John Gourley spoke with me about back in April); my copy of the album's been on heavy rotation for the past couple weeks, and it's absolutely lovely.
Check out the gorgeous long-form video for "Sleep Forever," the first single off In the Mountain in the Cloud, as well as a sampler of some snippets of a few other songs, after the jump. . .
BTW, this video was created by Seattle's own supremely talented Michael Ragen.