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Portugal. The Man Are Making A New Album With Beastie Boys’ Mike D

Alaskan-bred, Portland-based indie legends Portugal. The Man have said they’re working on a follow up to their seventh studio album, Evil Friends and they’ve recruited the help of Beastie Boys founding member Mike D during the recording process.

“We got some new stuff – super young… We’ve been working with Mike D out in L.A., quite a bit actually,” bassist Zach Carouthers told triple j this week. “It’s been amazing… John [Gourley-frontman] and I pretty much became friends over the Beastie Boys and so this is a huge deal for us and it’s been so much fun working with him. He’s hilarious.”

“We’re always recording music, even when we’re here we’ve got studio time booked out when we’re in Sydney,” they told triple j’s The Doctor. “We’re gonna keep working on the new album and some other projects we have going on.” The band say there’s no current release date for the new record. “I have no idea where we’re at,” said Carouthers. “We’ve got a lot of songs, they’re just not done.”

The Beastie Boys won’t be making any more music of their own, revealing earlier this year that they promised the late Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, who died in 2012 after a battle with cancer, that they wouldn’t make any more music after he passed away, nor agree to license any of their past music for promotional use.

Portugal. The Man’s last studio album was produced by the prolific Danger Mouse. It produced the cracking singles Evil Friends, Purple Yellow Red and Blue and Modern Jesus.

Portugal. The Man are currently in the country on a run of completely free Australian shows, presented by Corona Extra. See Portugal. The Man’s remaining Australian tour dates and venues below. Please note all shows are 18+ only.

Watch: Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends

Photos: Portugal. The Man, Toro Y Moi – The Hi-Fi, Sydney 29/01/14 / Photos by Jack Cowling

Corona Extra Presents: Portugal. The Man Free Australian Tour – Remaining Dates

Queensland

Friday, 7th November 2014

Sol Bar, Maroochydore

Time: 6pm

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Paddo Tavern, Paddington

Time: 3pm

Saturday, 8th November 2014

Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley

Time: 9pm

Sunday, 9th November 2014

The Boardwalk Hotel, Hope Island

Time: 3pm

Sunday, 9th November 2014

The Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta

Time: 7pm

Friday, 14th November 2014

Komune, Coolangatta

Time: 7pm

New South Wales

Saturday, 15th November 2014

Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads

Time: 3.30pm

Saturday, 15th November 2014

Beach Hotel, Byron Bay

Time: 7.30pm

Sunday, 16th November 2014

Park Beach Hotel, Coffs Harbour

Time: 5pm

Friday, 21st November 2014

Towradgi Hotel, Towradgi

Time: 7.30pm

Saturday, 22nd November 2014

Bucket List, Bondi

Time: 2pm

Saturday, 22nd November 2014

Manly Wharf Bar, Manly

Time: 10pm

Sunday, 23rd November 2014

Watsons Bay Hotel, Watsons Bay

Time: 3.30pm

Sunday, 23rd November 2014

Old Joes, Cronulla

Time: 8pm

Victoria

Friday, 28th November 2014

Torquay Hotel, Torquay

Time: 9pm

Saturday, 29th November 2014

Westernport Hotel, San Remo

Time: 9pm

Sunday, 30th November 2014

The Deck, Frankston

Time: 8.30pm

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