Portugal. The Man, "The Satanic Satanist"
The eerie psychedelic cover artwork for Portugal. The Man's fourth album, "The Satanic Satanist," is a pretty good indicator as to what the band's newest musical effort sounds like. Full of electric cadences, Beatles-like transitions and lyrics inspired by nature, "The Satanic Satanist" reveals the free-spirited nature of Portugal. The Man. The band has made some noticeable changes since the release of 2008's "Censored Colors," including the addition of sultry-voiced singer Zoe Manville and drummer Garrett Lunceford. Lead singer and guitarist John Baldwin Gourley displays his talents on 1970s soul-inspired tracks like "Lovers In Love," while forlorn rifts in "Let You Down." The "Satanic Satanist" constructs an exquisite medium between indie music and hard rock. --Rachel Helman