In the Mountain in the Cloud
|In the Mountain in the Cloud|
|Studio album by Portugal. The Man|
|Released||July 19, 2011|
|Producer||Casey Bates, John Hill, John Gourley|
|Portugal. The Man chronology|
In the Mountain in the Cloud is the sixth studio album and first Atlantic Records album from Alaskan psychedelic rock band Portugal. The Man. The album was officially announced April 29 with an official release date of July 19, 2011. The first single from the album was "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)". The album was made available for pre-order on May 17, 2011.
On May 17, 2011, Portugal. The Man made three types of Pre-Orders available. All come with an immediate download of "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)".
- Just the Music: Deluxe CD, Vinyl, or Digital Download.
- Deluxe Pack: CD or Vinyl [White], Digital Download, T-Shirt.
- Premium Pack: CD or Vinyl [White], Digital Download, T-Shirt, Set of 3 Field Journals, 2 Patches.
- Limited Edition Pack (500 Only): Specially Packaged CD & Vinyl [White], Digital Download, T-Shirt, Lithograph, Set of 3 Field Journals, 2 Patches.
Promotion and Short Film
Starting April 7, 2011, Portugal. The Man started posting new music via their YouTube account.
- "Once Was One" (April 7, 2011) - 30-Second Preview
- "All Your Light" (April 14, 2011) - 30-Second Preview
- "So American" (April 21, 2011) - 30-Second Preview
- "You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)" (April 26, 2011) - 30-Second Preview
- "Got it All (This Can't Be Living Now)" (April 29, 2011) - Full Stream
- "Sleep Forever" (May 5, 2011) - Full Stream
On May 27, 2011, Portugal. The Man posted these samples for streaming via Soundcloud.
On June 6, 2011, Portugal. The Man released a short film entitled "Sleep Forever" via IFC. The film acted as an extended music video for the songs "Sleep Forever" and "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)". The film depicted frontman John Baldwin Gourley on a dog-sled, riding through the Alaskan wilderness. At one point, the dogs go missing and John runs off to look for them. He trips in the snow and his gun discharges and kills him. While lying in the snow, one of his missing dogs starts to eat John while he sings "Got It All". During that song, the scene switches from the dog eating John and him singing in an igloo behind a fire. Then, the camera sets on a mountain side with three strange lights and ends. A bit of the footage was originally shown in the 30-second previews for "Once Was One", "All Your Light (Times Like These)", "So American" and "You Carried Us (Share With Me The Sun)".
At one point, before the album was released, you could purchase Portugal. The Man iPhone cases.
The artwork for the Deluxe edition of the album is a fold-out layout, the same as their 2009 album The Satanic Satanist
All songs written by John Baldwin Gourley.
|Consequence of Sound|||
|Under The Gun Review||9/10 |
|2.||"Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)"||3:36|
|3.||"Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)"||3:46|
|5.||"Head Is a Flame (Cool with It)"||3:33|
|6.||"You Carried Us (Share with Me the Sun)"||4:07|
|7.||"Everything You See (Kids Count Hallelujahs)"||4:15|
|8.||"All Your Light (Times Like These)"||4:26|
|9.||"Once Was One"||4:22|
|10.||"Share with Me the Sun"||2:44|
- John Baldwin Gourley - vocals, guitar, organ, machines
- Jason Sechrist - drums and gang
- Ryan Neighbors - piano, rhodes, organ, synth, vocals
- Zachary Scott Carothers - bass, percussion, vocals