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Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for…   Read Story »
After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about.…   Read Story »
Too Bright, the intense and powerful new album from Perfume Genius, is one of the year's best, and it's also given us the haunted, surreal, generally unforgettable videos for "Queen" and "Grid."…   Read Story »
Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days…   Read Story »
The Too Bright bonus track "Thing" is on the quieter side of the Perfume Genius spectrum, but the song makes its presence known in jarring fashion even before the ominous drones start to creep up and…   Read Story »
Perfume Genius brought "Queen" to Letterman last night. Rocking an all-white suit with a collar around his neck, Mike Hadreas gave a stunning performance for his late-night TV debut. His voice sounds…   Read Story »
Perfume Genius played Portland's Mississippi Studios on Friday night, and our photographer Colin McLaughlin was there to capture it. Mike Hadreas gave a characteristically great performance -- his…   Read Story »
This is one of those difficult weeks, one of those weeks when choosing one favorite album becomes a near-impossible task. It's the week when Aphex Twin came back after a decade-plus absence with…   Read Story »
The new Perfume Genius album Too Bright is the moment that Mike Hadreas moves away from stark, personal singer-songwriter music to something more grand and playful. Hadreas recorded the album in…   Read Story »
Here's one nice thing about the whole U2 debacle: They didn't forcibly beam any music videos into your iTunes! Imagine how those things would've looked. Actually, as it turned out, this was a great…   Read Story »