Read their break down here
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 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
Saturday 26th January 2013
Monday 28th January 2013 (Auckland Anniversary Day)
Friday 1st February 2013
RNA Showgrounds QLD 4006
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – Balmain Road, Rozelle NSW 2039 (Subject to Council approval)
Sunday 3rd February 2013
Footscray Community Arts Centre – 45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011 (FCAC + Maribyrnong City Council)
Friday 8th February 2013
Fowler’s Live and UniSA West Campus – 68-70 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Saturday 9th February 2013
Perth Cultural Centre – Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000 (Subject to MRA Approval)
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.