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"Weird Al" is what Portugal. The Man's MySpace page says under the heading "Sounds Like," and while that isn't really true at all, it gives you some idea where they're coming from. No, not Portugal: The quartet hail from Alaska, where the oddly monikered group developed its keyboards-and-effects-pedals-heavy sound. Not quite "dance-punk" (their rhythms are too rock-sprawling to herky-jerk boogie along to) and not quite prog-pop, Waiter: You Vultures! rides a path between the two, throwing in moody piano-led moments alongside harder rockers and trippy synth modes. Arty, sure, but what else would you expect with a group who punctuate their name the way Portugal. The Man does?