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After spending some more time at Primavera, it’s just striking how civilized of a festival it is. Things are reasonably priced! You spend the whole time looking out at the water! You can wear a jacket at night! For a festival that goes until sunrise, people do a surprising job of keeping their shit together,… More »

If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

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 TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

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Father John Misty, Beach House, Hot Chip, And More Play Iceland Airwaves 2015

Last year, Iceland Airwaves had a climactic feeling to it. Since it takes place in early November, chances are it's one of the final festivals…
Ryan Leas | November 9, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Christine And The Queens – “Jonathan” (Feat. Perfume Genius) Video

Héloïse Letissier is a singer-songwriter who records as Christine And The Queens and who's reportedly beloved in her homeland. Last week, she released a self-titled…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2015 - 11:08 am

Christine And The Queens – “Jonathan” (Feat. Perfume Genius)

Christine And The Queens is Héloïse Letissier, a French songwriter who earned the title of female artist of the year in her home country. She's…
Caitlin White | October 8, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Hear Perfume Genius And Lower Dens Talk Gender, Vaping, Life On The Road

Lower Dens' Jana Hunter and Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) are both incredible artists who fuck with the gender binary, and they're also just intelligent,…
Peter Helman | August 11, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Artist Portraits From Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! Festival took place over the course of Memorial Day weekend at Quincy, Washinton’s Gorge Amphitheatre, featuring a diverse, stacked lineup including both musicians and…
Stereogum | May 26, 2015 - 11:50 am

Michael Stipe Played A Surprise Solo Set And Covered Perfume Genius Last Night

Michael Stipe hasn't made a ton of music since R.E.M. broke up in 2011, and when he talked to CBS This Morning earlier this month,…
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 8:55 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

Perfume Genius – “Fool” Video

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,…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2014 - 10:19 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

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…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Perfume Genius – “Thing”

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…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Watch Perfume Genius Give A Stunning Performance On Letterman

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…
James Rettig | October 31, 2014 - 10:14 am

Photos: Perfume Genius @ Mississippi Studios, Portland 10/24/14

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…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Album Of The Week: Perfume Genius Too Bright

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…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Stream Perfume Genius Too Bright

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…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 8:39 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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.
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 3:10 pm

Perfume Genius – “Grid” Video

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
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 9:45 am

Q&A: Perfume Genius On The Weird Politics Of Being A Gay Artist

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…
T. Cole Rachel | September 2, 2014 - 1:04 pm
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