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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 »
Perfume Genius is, among many other things, one of our great working music-video artists. His video for "Queen," the first single from forthcoming album Too Bright, was a surreal masterpiece, and his…   Read Story »
If there were any justice in the world, Perfume Genius' sophomore album, 2012's Put Yr Back N 2 It, would have been a much bigger deal. As it was, that record, though critically beloved, drew…   Read Story »
Perfume Genius was on the lineup for Poland's OFF Festival last weekend and played two new songs from his upcoming album Too Bright. He started the show off with album opener "I Decline," which is a…   Read Story »
Yeah, it was Weird Al Week round here -- from "Foil" to "Handy" to "Tacky" to "Word Crimes" to "Sports Song," Al coulda claimed spots 1 - 5 on this week's 5 Best Songs and no one would have disagreed…   Read Story »
Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can't remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about blowing it out to a top-10 list this week, but that would take…   Read Story »
A couple of days ago, Perfume Genius announced the new album Too Bright and shared the stark, powerful first single "Queen." Mike Hadreas, the man who performs as Perfume Genius, has said that the…   Read Story »
Mike Hadreas' work as Perfume Genius has often been described with words like "wounded" and "fragile." His songs detail experiences with abuse, addiction, death, suicide, and the mistreatment of…   Read Story »
The National will release "I Need My Girl" as the next single from 2013's Trouble Will Find Me, and the B-side of that single will feature the band covering "Learning," the title track from Perfume…   Read Story »