PERFUME GENIUS RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘QUEEN’


Perfume Genius has released the video for first single ‘Queen’ off forthcoming album ‘Bright’. The video was directed by likeminded pop provocateur SSION and features some incredible visuals and executive realness.

“I’ve seen faces of blank terror when I walk by. Sometimes from seemingly strong, macho dudes – somehow my presence confuses and ultimately scares them. There is a strange power to it that I’ve only recently begun to understand and embrace. After many years trying to sort out exactly what they are scared of, most of the time converting the result into personal shame, there are now moments of monstrous pride”.

Perfume Genius‘s new album ‘Too Bright’ will be released Friday the 19th of September via Matador / Remote Control Records

PERFUME GENIUS & CHET FAKER ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013


Perfume Genius and Chet Faker will be playing St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013.

Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au for ticket details.

ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2013
Singapore
Saturday 26th January 2013

Auckland
Monday 28th January 2013 (Auckland Anniversary Day)

Brisbane
Friday 1st February 2013
RNA Showgrounds QLD 4006

Sydney
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – Balmain Road, Rozelle NSW 2039 (Subject to Council approval)

Melbourne
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Footscray Community Arts Centre – 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011 (FCAC + Maribyrnong City Council)

Adelaide
Friday 8th February 2013
Fowler’s Live and UniSA West Campus – 68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Perth
Saturday 9th February 2013
Perth Cultural Centre – Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000 (Subject to MRA Approval)

PERFUME GENIUS PERFORMS UNRELEASED SONG ‘KATIE’

Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, recently stopped by the New York-based public radio station WFUV & performed an unreleased song ‘Katie’.

Hadreas called the track “one of the heaviest songs that I’ve written.” He said it was a fun song to play, and then added, “Well, it’s not fun at all, actually. But sometimes ‘fun’ for me is feeling like I threw up backwards.”

NPR has the full song.  LISTEN TO ‘KATIE’ HERE.

[info via Pitchfork]



Put Your Back N 2 It
is out now via Matador/Remote Control.

Put Your Back N 2 It (Bonus Track Version) - Perfume Genius

PERFUME GENIUS TAKE AWAY SHOW

Perfume Genius has filmed a stunning La Blogtheque Take Away Show session. Read and watch below:

*info via www.blogotheque.net

When an artist is sincere in all that you know this artist, it is the conviction with which he expresses his deepest intimacy in his songs, the meeting can be intimidating.

But from the first second, Mike Hadreas is charming. He has just completed a week of concerts and promo. It is dawn, the neighborhood is still asleep, but he and his band are energetic, willing to share their songs so intense.

We start in the main hall of the restaurant in Manhattan. A grand piano awaits us under a skylight, which illuminates a vegetation which none of us will say if she is alive or not. Mile’s voice fills the hall deserted, with a song perfectly suited to the intimacy of the moment. We move to the bar, sanitized, without light. Another blank canvas that Mike fills one with slow notes, island.

Put Your Back N 2 It is out now via 4AD/Remote Control.

Put Your Back N 2 It (Bonus Track Version) - Perfume Genius