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10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Perfume Genius Songs

Mike Hadreas had already lived a lot of life before he became Perfume Genius. Growing up, he struggled with Crohn's disease, and the cruelty of…
Ryan Leas | June 22, 2020 - 2:31 pm

Album List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

You've seen the memes. It's only been five months and 2020 has already been a historical shitshow of a year. Thousands and thousands died while…
Stereogum | June 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Perfume Genius

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2020 - 9:49 am

More Perfume Genius stories

Perfume Genius Played Fallon From An Empty Venue, And It Ruled

Perfume Genius played The Tonight Show last night, which is exciting in its own right. But also, oh my God, it was something like a…
Chris DeVille | July 22, 2020 - 9:31 am

Perfume Genius – “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star Cover)

Mazzy Star's 1994 single "Fade Into You" is a perfect song -- a swooning goth-country love-waltz that's still fully capable of making you swoon 26…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2020 - 10:30 am

We've Got A File On You

We’ve Got A File On You: Perfume Genius

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Ryan Leas | May 13, 2020 - 9:49 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Perfume Genius Set My Heart On Fire Immediately

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately. The album title is overly dramatic, a little funny, and also deeply serious. It's everything that Mike Hadreas has…
James Rettig | May 11, 2020 - 11:08 am

Sounding Board

Socials Distance: Can Indie Artists Quit Twitter Or Instagram Without Hurting Their Careers?

Over the last decade, myriad factors have (for better and worse) upended the culture surrounding "indie" music. Its dissemination and overall makeup have been altered,…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 27, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | March 20, 2020 - 5:09 pm

Perfume Genius – “On The Floor”

Last month, Mike Hadreas announced a new Perfume Genius album, Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, the follow-up to 2017's No Shape, which was one…
James Rettig | March 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | February 28, 2020 - 4:14 pm

Perfume Genius – “Describe”

The last time Mike Hadreas released a Perfume Genius album was in 2017, when he unveiled No Shape, one of the best albums of the
Ryan Leas | February 25, 2020 - 10:01 am

Tame Impala Announce North American Summer Arena Tour With Perfume Genius

Early next year, Aussie psych superstars Tame Impala will return with the new album The Slow Rush, their first in five years. Kevin Parker and…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2019 - 11:18 am

Lists

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

Lists

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it's only in hindsight that we define them, that…
Stereogum | November 4, 2019 - 8:32 am

Perfume Genius – “Pop Song”

Last month, Perfume Genius released "Eye In The Wall," a gorgeously textured and atmospheric piece that landed among our best songs of the week. Mike…
James Rettig | October 18, 2019 - 12:01 am
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