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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 »
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 »