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.” Today, we get a third, for “Fool,” that’s very much in line with the last two. The video has a very glammed-up Mike Hadreas rollerblading down a British lane and through a grocery store, into an arcane religious ritual that transforms into an avant-garde modern dance recital. It’s one of those videos where you have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen next and you can’t wait to find out. Charlotte Rutherford directed the clip, just as she did with “Grid,” and the result should stick with you all day. Watch it below, and check out the string of spring tour dates that Perfume Genius just announced.
3/16 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center *
3/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
3/19 – New York, NY @ Stage 48 *
3/20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
3/21 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre *
3/23 – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space *
3/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
3/25 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston *
3/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum *
3/29 – Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival *
6/10 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
* with Jenny Hval
Too Bright is out now on Matador.