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)Censored Colors2008
The Satanic Satanist
The Majestic Majesty
(2009)The Majestic Majesty2009
Singles from The Satanic Satanist
  1. "People Say"
    Released: June 1, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic(79/100) [1]
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Antiquiet5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[5]
Pitchfork Media6.5/10[6]
sputnikmusic4/5 stars[7]
The Tune4.6/5[8]

The Satanic Satanist is the fourth full-length album by Alaskan experimental rock band Portugal. The Man.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12]

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 tracks written by John Baldwin Gourley.

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


Portugal. The Man
  • 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
Additional personnel
  • Zoe Manville – vocals


Chart (2009) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 68
US Billboard 200[14] 81
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 38


  1. ^ "The Satanic Satanist". Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  2. ^ Jason Lymangrover (July 21, 2009). "The Satanic Satanist - Portugal. The Man | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Portugal. The Man Satanic Satanist Review @ Antiquiet". July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Portugal. The Man, "The Satanic Satanist"". Billboard. August 11, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Pastorek, Whitney (July 15, 2009). "The Satanic Satanist Review | Music Reviews and News". Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Portugal. The Man: The Satanic Satanist | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. July 24, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Review: Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist". Sputnikmusic. July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "". Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Satanic Satanist: July 21, 2009 van Portugal. The Man op Myspace". April 9, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Portugal. The Man Official Website: New Album "In The Mountain In The Cloud" Available Now, Music, Videos, Photos, Lyrics, Tour Dates, Forums". Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ Archived from the original on June 27, 2009. Retrieved June 26, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Portugal. The Man - People Say (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ " – Portugal. The Man – The Satanic Satanist". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  14. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2014.