State of Alaska Replaces Hold Music With Portugal. The Man

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Zachary Scott Carothers, from left, John Gourley, Eric Howk, Zoe Manville, Jason Wade Sechrist and Kyle O'Quin of Portugal. The Man arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York. 

Forget the sleepy hold music you know and hate. Soon, when someone at the state of Alaska puts you on hold, you’re going to hear a little homegrown rock courtesy of the Grammy-award winning band Portugal. The Man.

The state announced its current hold music will be replaced by year’s end with a rotation of five songs, including “Feel It Still” by the band that got its start in Wasilla.

Portugal. The Man donated use of the song, but the state still had to get a professional license to play the five songs.

The Juneau Empire reports the other four songs with Alaska ties in the rotation include “Flicker of Light” by Whiskey Class, “Mother Carries” by Harm, “Bluebird” by Feeding Frenzy and “Shaax’ Sáani” by the Native Jazz Quartet.


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