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