Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ coming May 5, “Slip Away” Video Premiere Via The Fader

“Slip Away”, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang


(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

Perfume Genius, nom de poster+wraith of musician Mike Hadreas, will release his fourth album, ‘No Shape’, May 5 on Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by Blake Mills, mixed by Shawn Everett.

The video for the first single, “Slip Away,” was directed by longtime Bjork collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang  and is co-presented by The Fader, whose current Perfume Genius cover story is a peek into his mindset upon completing the album in January.

Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album ‘Too Bright’—called “awe-inspiring, magnificent” by NPR—marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, he goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems.

Of the album, Hadreas says: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”

In a bio for the album, writer Choire Sicha says, “God is all around actually and some of these songs are about being equal and some are about the witchcraft of believing. This is church music the same way Prince’s Black Album is — too dirty. It’s femme art pop the way Kate Bush’s The Dreaming is — too scary.”

track listing :

1. Otherside
2. Slip Away
3. Just Like Love
4. Go Ahead
5. Valley
6. Wreath
7. Every Night
8. Choir
9. Die 4 You
10. Sides (feat. Weyes Blood)
11. Braid
12. Run Me Through
13. Alan

stream “Slip Away”
preorder ‘No Shape’
preorder ‘No Shape’ on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 – Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 – Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 – Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 – Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 – The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 – Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle WA
August 10-11 – Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 – Haven Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 – Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 – End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* – w/ Serpentwithfeet

Perfume Genius online :

Perfumegenius.org
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