The Satanic Satanist

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The Satanic Satanist
Studio album by Portugal. The Man
Released July 21, 2009 (2009-07-21)
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 34:44
Label Equal Vision
Producer Paul Kolderie, Anthony Saffery, Adam Taylor
Portugal. The Man chronology
Censored Colors
(2008)
The Satanic Satanist
(2009)
The Majestic Majesty
(2009)
Singles from The Satanic Satanist
  1. "People Say"
    Released: June 1, 2009 (2009-06-01)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Antiquiet 5/5 stars[2]
Billboard 78/100[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Pitchfork Media 6.5/10[5]
sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[6]
The Tune 4.6/5[7]

The Satanic Satanist is the fourth full-length album from Alaskan experimental rock band Portugal. The Man.[8] The album's artwork is a combination of photographs and watercolor illustrations by lead singer John Gourley.

On June 1, 2009, the band released the song "People Say" for free download on their official website.[9]

On June 24, 2009, the album leaked on the Internet. Lead singer John Gourley posted a blog entry regarding the leak on the band's official website.[10] The statement encouraged fans to download the album, but to also support the band and purchase the record upon release if enjoyed.

On October 1, 2010, the band released onto YouTube a music video for the song "People Say", directed by Michael Ragen and produced by Joy Saez.[11]

This album featured a guest drummer who had been touring with them while Jason Sechrist took a leave of absence from the band.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Baldwin Gourley. 

No. Title Length
1. "People Say"   2:59
2. "Work All Day"   2:59
3. "Lovers in Love"   3:14
4. "The Sun"   3:01
5. "The Home"   2:57
6. "The Woods"   3:12
7. "Guns & Dogs"   2:45
8. "Do You"   2:55
9. "Everyone Is Golden"   3:46
10. "Let You Down"   2:17
11. "Mornings"   4:39

Personnel[edit]

  • John Baldwin Gourley – vocals, guitar, organ, machines
  • Garrett Lunceford – drums and gang
  • Ryan Neighbors – piano, rhodes, organ, synth, vocals
  • Zachary Scott Carothers – bass guitar, percussion, vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
German Albums (Official Top 100)[12] 68
US Billboard 200[13] 81
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Lymangrover (July 21, 2009). "The Satanic Satanist - Portugal. The Man | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Portugal. The Man Satanic Satanist Review @ Antiquiet". Antiquiet.com. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Portugal. The Man, "The Satanic Satanist"". Billboard. August 11, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (July 15, 2009). "The Satanic Satanist Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Portugal. The Man: The Satanic Satanist | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. July 24, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Review: Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist". sputnikmusic. July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thetunemusic.com". Thetunemusic.com. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Satanic Satanist: July 21, 2009 van Portugal. The Man op Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. April 9, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Portugal. The Man Official Website: New Album "In The Mountain In The Cloud" Available Now, Music, Videos, Photos, Lyrics, Tour Dates, Forums". Portugaltheman.net. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ "Portugal. The Man - People Say (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  13. ^ "Portugal. The Man Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Portugal. The Man. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  14. ^ "Portugal. The Man Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Portugal. The Man. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 20, 2014.