Portugal. The Man cover David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” — listen

Psych pop wizards pay tribute to music's greatest innovator

Portugal. the Man // Photo by Philip Cosores

Photo by Philip Cosores

With the exception of some top-notch appearances at LollapaloozaShaky Knees Fest, and Pemberton Music Festival, psych pop purveyors Portugal. The Man have kept a low profile since releasing their last full-length, 2013’s Evil Friends. They resurface today, however, to pay tribute to the late legend David Bowie, who they’ve long considered an “immeasurable” influence on their music.

Here, Portugal. The Man take on “Moonage Daydream”, off Bowie’s seminal The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Though they’ve covered the track live a number of times since about 2009, this marks the first time they’ve shared one of the recordings on their SoundCloud account.

Listen in below.

The inspired rendition is accompanied by the following heartfelt Facebook post:

“There are no words to describe the loss of David Bowie. His music and his being means everything to us. Hearing those records growing up in Alaska, the lyrics, the science fiction, the characters. What he did for us is immeasurable. Today the world is a sad place. We were lucky to have him here for as long as we did.

But look at the gifts he left us, hours and hours of music. Go listen, go remember, go celebrate David Bowie.”