Artist Instagram of the Day: Portugal. The Man & The Protest

Posted September 29

When we saw this childhood snap of Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley on the band’s Instagram feed (@thefantasticthe), we had to know the backstory. Especially since the caption read: “Mom, lil brother Levi and I right before the looting started.”

As you might know at the juncture, Portugal. The Man is up for the honor of “Best Artist With A Cameraphone.” In the past, we’ve brought you snaps courtesy of other nominees — Young The Giant and The Deftones — and today we continue that tradition with the creatively punctuated band of In The Mountain In the Cloud fame.

Gourley says of the snap: “My mom decided to bring my younger brother and I out to a protest. It was the typical Alaskan thing, choosing people over corporations.”

Can the band’s early onset do-gooding win them the Cameraphone crown? We shall see.

By Brenna Ehrlich