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Portugal. The Man is an American rock band from Portland, Oregon.

The group consists of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Jason Sechrist and Eric Howk.

Gourley and Carothers met and began playing music together originally at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska.

Their first two albums were released on Fearless Records.

On April 2, 2010, the band signed to Atlantic Records.

Around August 2001, the band Anatomy of a Ghost was formed by John Gourley, Joe Simon, Dewey Halpaus, Nick Simon and Zach Carothers.

Gourley fronted the band having had no previous singing experience.

Anatomy of A Ghost quickly gained popularity, but before long, the group broke up.

Portugal. The Man was originally started as John Gourley’s side project, with Carothers playing bass.

Before they had a drummer, they used drum machines and synth-loops as the backing beat.

Gourley and Carothers teamed up with…

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