Perfume Genius | Die 4 You

This is the first Perfume Genius track I’ve heard off “No Shape”, which I mean to get to in its entirety soon. It’s a gorgeous track, with hints of low-key Sade sexiness, all elegant and falsetto. The video is a beauty too, Mike Hadreas’ vulnerable and breathy high falsetto accented by Dali-esque chairs in frozen…

PERFUME GENIUS | Put Your Back N 2 It

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) announced he’s releasing a record, “Put Your Back N 2 It”, on February 21, 2012. The first single, “All Waters”, is a brief taste of what’s to come. It’s a murky, somber, and intimate track, with dark atmospheric instrumentals and romantic lyricism. It sounds like this record will be just…

LAID BARE | Perfume Genius

AN OLD SOUL: Mike Hadreas’ (aka Seattle’s Perfume Genius) debut LP, “Learning”, is dark album full of disquieting lyricism, vocals aching in a home-recorded low-fi hiss, and minor-key piano melodies resonating with heartbreak. “I spent my whole life hiding from the things that happened to me, to my family and friends. The entirety of all…