Since their album In the Mountain in the Clouds, I’ve been completely hooked on Portugal. The Man, and their album collaboration with Danger Mouse for Evil Friends, although a slight deviation from the group’s usual sound, was all in all a very solid album with a more energetic zing to it. Now, Portugal. The Man fans have something new to look forward to, and a cause to support. The band has teamed up with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute to spread an important message regarding the rapid extinction of the Sumatran Tiger. With less than 400 of these beautiful tigers left in the world, the band has recorded a new track entitled “Endangered Song”.
The track has only been released on 400 vinyl copies distributed to influencers who were asked to digitize the album. The vinyl itself is made out of materials that will degrade over time, so unless the track is digitized and spread, the song itself will disappear as well as the Sumatran Tiger. Please spread the word of this beautiful message, help support the repopulation of the Sumatran Tiger, and share this fantastic new song. You can find more information about the cause in the video below or by visiting www.endangeredsong.si.edu.