After a succession of increasingly strong annual records, the poorly punctuated Portland, Ore., band Portugal. The Man went for the kill with its 2009 album, The Satanic Satanist, a psychedelic pop fest that draws liberally from classic-rock, T. Rex and Mott the Hoople-styled glam, Beck-esque funk and Flaming Lips-like warm and fuzzies. The music has flowed fast and gloriously ever since. The band’s 2010 follow-up, American Ghetto, was even more expansive and packed even tighter with hooks, and the group’s 2011 effort In the Mountain in the Cloud was a spirited slab of invitingly odd psychedelia. Their new, highly danceable Evil Friends seems like a bid for a bigger audience. It was produced by Danger Mouse, whose punchy production has helped break bands like The Black Keys.