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Perfume Genius – ‘Too Bright’, Streaming Today At NPR First Listen

By Gerard on Monday, September 15th, 2014

‘Too Bright’, the 3rd album from Perfume Genius is out one week from tomorrow (September 23) and is streaming in full today via NPR First Listen. NPR’s Jacob Ganz, while suggesting the Adrian Utley / Ali Chant helmed-recording was “designed to overwhelm”, calls Mike Hadreas’ masterwork, “awe-inspiring”.

(photo by Luke Gilford)

Over at The New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones is equally effusive in his praise, opining that ‘Too Bright’ is “a profoundly beautiful record that remains intense throughout its brief, thirty-three-minute running time” (“one of the most encouraging albums of the moment, in its delivery of exuberant sounds by a spiky, unbiddable performer. It is outside most conceptions of pop, whether gay or straight; emotional heaviness isn’t an easy sell, no matter who you are. Hadreas is developing not by becoming easier to like but by becoming more fully himself. If it’s hard to take, the warning is right there in the title”). The New Yorker’s “Annals Of Sound” features Hadreas performing ‘Too Bright”s “I Decline”.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

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Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
28 – 29 — Vodafone Mexefest 2014, Lisbon Portugal

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VIDEO : Perfume Genius – “Grid”, from the forthcoming ‘Too Bright’

By The Management on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


“A lot of these songs are me trying to claim some power in situations that would typically depress or alienate or victimize me. Also, no matter how good I feel there is a darkness hanging, which I don’t agree with – giving it a voice is an attempt at freeing it so it can potentially dissipate” – Mike Hadreas

Prior to the September 23 release of ‘Too Bright,’ the bold and beautiful new album from Perfume Genius, comes the strange, twisted and brilliant video for the forthcoming single “Grid”.

If you’ve heard the first single “Queen”, with its swaggering stomp and anthemic choruses, you would know that “Too Bright” represents a dramatic departure from the stark piano ballad confessionals of the first two Perfume Genius albums. “Grid” goes even further down the rabbit hole, with pounding drums, tribal chants and piercing screams all lending the song a heightened air of force and unease – not so much a declaration as it is an exorcism.

Fittingly, the video, directed by Charlotte Rutherford, only adds to this intense atmosphere of resistance and release, with Mike Hadreas literally surrounded by his (hentai-clad) demons before confronting them head on and being devoured by them. It’s a quixotic, unsettling video for sure but not without flashes of Hadreas’ black humour as well, making the whole thing uniquely and typically Perfume Genius.

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from the following :
The Matador Store (LP & CD)
iTunes (receive “Queen” and “Grid” instantly)
Perfume Genius.net

Amazon
Amazon MP3
Google Play

Tour Dates :

September
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver CO
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

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VIDEO : Perfume Genius – “Queen”

By Gerard on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

(photo by Luke Gilford)

“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”. – Mike Hadreas

As mentioned earlier this week, on September 23 Matador will be releasing the 3rd album from Perfume Genius, ‘Too Bright’ (coming September 22 in the UK via Turnstile). Here’s the album’s first video, “Queen”, directed bySSION :

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from iTunes and receive “Queen” immediately.
Preorder ‘Too Bright’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store
Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from Amazon

Upcoming dates :

August
1 – OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
2 – Visions Festival, London UK
27 – Feeerieen, Brussels Belgium
28 – Mas Mas, Cardigan UK
30 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

September
1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK
2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester UK
3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate UK
6 – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland Netherlands
7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan Italy
8 – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome Italy
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver C
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston MA
7 - Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 - Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta GA
13 - Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 - Club Congress – Tucson AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego CA
19 – Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile, Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 - Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25 – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

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Coming September 23 : Perfume Genius – “Too Bright”, New Worldwide Dates

By Gerard on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE : On September 23, Matador will be releasing the new album from Perfume Genius, ‘Too Bright’ on LP, CD and digital configurations*. Even for those of us who’ve been previously left wobbly by Mike Hadreas’ songwriting prowess, his 3rd full-length is nothing short of a knockout blow. Bravest record we’ve ever released? It’s absolutely in the top one and a half – GC)

(* – Turnstile Music will be releasing the album in the UK on September 22)

“Queen”

Over the course of two astonishing albums, Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, cemented his place as a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, with achingly emotional songs that offered empathy and hope, rather than judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas’ quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side – scarred, brutalized, yet ultimately reclaimed.

‘Too Bright’, however, is something else altogether. Less self-conscious, and less concerned with storytelling and easily-digested melodies, it is a bold and unpredictably quixotic exploration of what Hadreas calls “an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since age ten and has just begun to bubble up”. Recorded with Adrian Utley of Portishead and featuring John Parish on several tracks, it is a stunning about-face which brings to mind audacious career-shift albums like Kate Bush’s ‘The Dreaming’ or Scott Walker’s ‘Tilt’, records which walk the tightrope between pure songwriting and overt experimentation.

(photography by Luke Gilford)

track listing :

i. I Decline
ii. Queen
iii. Fool
iv. No Good
v. My Body
vi. Don’t Let Them In
vii. Grid
viii. Longpig
ix. I’m a Mother
x. Too Bright
xi. All Along

Preorder ‘Too Bright’ from iTunes and receive “Queen” immediately.
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Upcoming dates :

August
1 – OFF Festival, Katowice Poland
2 – Visions Festival, London UK
27 – Feeerieen, Brussels Belgium
28 – Mas Mas, Cardigan UK
30 – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

September
1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow UK
2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester UK
3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate UK
6 – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland Netherlands
7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan Italy
8 – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome Italy
9 – Locomotiv Club, Bologna  Italy
26 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City UT
27 – Hi Dive – Denver C
29 – Riot Room – Kansas City MO
30 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis MN

October
1 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL
2 – Magic Stick – Detroit MI
4 – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto ON
6 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston  MA
7 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn NY
8 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA
9 – The Hamilton – Washington DC
10 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro NC
11 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta GA
13 – Three Links – Dallas TX
14 – The Parish – Austin TX
16 – Club Congress – Tucson  AZ
17 – Soda Bar – San Diego  CA
19 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles CA
21 – The Independent – San Francisco CA
22 – Harlow’s – Sacramento CA
24 – Mississippi Studios – Portland OR
25 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle WA

November
11 – La Maroquinerie, Paris France
12 – Exile,  Zurich, Switzerland
13 – Le Romandie, Lausanne Switzerland
14 – Depot, Leuven Belgium
16 – Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
17 – Lido, Berlin German
18 – Pret-a-ecouter Festival, Heidelberg Germany
19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam Holland
21 – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht Holland
23 – Caves, Edinburgh UK
24 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
25   – Oobleck, Birmingham UK
26 – The Haunt, Brighton UK
27 – Islington Assembly Hall, London UK

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New Perfume Genius shows

By Stuart on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Perfume Genius adds a flurry of newly confirmed shows this summer, adding to the previously announced UK and European shows for August and September.  Currently touring in Asia (with Cat Power and more!) Mike plays Taipei today with the previously announced Hostess Club Weekender taking place this weekend.

New dates below in bold:

Wed 18 Jun – Hostess Club Taipei, Taipei, Taipei
Sat 21-22 Jun - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan
August 1st – OFF Festival, Katowice, Poland http://off-festival.pl/bilety/
August 2nd – Visions Festival, London, UK http://visionsfestival.com/tickets
August 27 – Feeerieen, Brussels
August 30 – End Of The Road Festival, Wiltshire, UK (http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/tickets/)
September 1 – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
September 2 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
September 3 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
September 7 – MITO SettembreMusica, Milan

Perfume Genius, Lower and more for Visions Festival 2014

By Stuart on Monday, April 28th, 2014

There’s nothing British people like more than complaining about the weather.  Or when we do finally (hopefully) get a vitamin D boost, spending our time indoors at a summer festival – which is where we’ll be catching the newly announced Lower and Perfume Genius sets on August 2nd in London for Visions Festival 2014, the re-vamped Radfest.

Tickets are on sale now for the multi-venue East London all-dayer: http://visionsfestival.com/tickets.

Also see Perfume Genius at:

June 21-22, 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan (Tickets)
August 1-3, 2014 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland (Tickets)
August 29 – 31, 2014 – End Of The Road Festival – Wiltshire, UK (Tickets)

Hang out with Lower when they play:

Thurs. May 1 – Sun. May 4 – SPOT Festival – Aarhus, DK
Fri. May 16 – Sat. May 17 – The Church On York – Los Angeles, CA (with Iceage, Puce Mary, Sexdrome)
Sun. May 18 – Wall Street – Phoenix, AZ
Mon. May 19 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
Tue. May 20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV
Wed. May 21 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Thu. May 22 – 1234 Go! – Oakland, CA
Fri. May 23 – Munoz Boxing Gym – Bakersfield, CA
Sat. May 24 – E 7th Street – Los Angeles, CA
Tue. May 27 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
Wed. May 28 – Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes) – New York, NY
Thu. May 29 – Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, CA
Fri. May 30 – Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Tue. June 10 – Point Ephemere – Paris, FR (with Merchandise)
Sun. June 15 – Gorilla – Manchester, UK (with Fucked Up)
Mon. June 16 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK (with Fucked Up)
Tue. June 17 – Belgrave – Leeds, UK (with Fucked Up)
Wed. June 18 – Koko – London, UK (with Fucked Up)

Japan awaits Perfume Genius

By Stuart on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Having aired new material recently at SXSW (“The minimalist and aggressively electronic-driven track was harder, weirder, and darker than anything we’ve heard from him yet. Will Perfume Genius make his Yeezus in 2014? Let us pray.” said Pitchfork ), Mike takes the show on the road for a newly announced Japanese date in addition to the End Of The Road and OFF festivals this August.

The upcoming Perfume Genius shows look like this, with more in the works:
June 21-22, 2014 - Hostess Club Weekender – Tokyo, Japan (Tickets)
August 1-3, 2014 – OFF Festival – Katowice, Poland (Tickets)
August 29 – 31, 2014 – End Of The Road Festival – Wiltshire, UK (Tickets)

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Matador Artists Celebrate To Austin’s Traffic Jams, Poor Cell Reception

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The following is a (nearly) complete list of what our dear friends EMA, Fucked Up, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile and The Young are doing in Austin, TX this week (on stage, anyway). Please be advised that events marked “*” are considered official SXSW presentations and will likely require a badge, wristband or cover charge for entry (unless you are so incredibly good looking that such requirements are always waived on your behalf). I wish you a very pleasant week in my town of residence and thank you in advance for not parking in front of my fucking driveway.

EMA

Wednesday March 12 Flamingo Cantina, 5pm (Under The Radar)
Thursday, March 13, Mohawk (inside) 4pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Friday March 14, Central Presbyterian Church, 7:20pm* (Pitchfork)
Saturday March 15 Elysium, 11:30pm * (Switched On/Moog)

Fucked Up

Thursday March 13 – Mohawk, 2:15pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Thursday March 13 – Scoot Inn, 4pm (Converse/Thrasher)
Thursday March 13 – French Legation, 6pm (Pitchfork)
Friday March 14 – Empire Control Room, 5:15pm (Blundertown)

Perfume Genius

Thursday March 13 – St. David’s Historic Society, 7:30pm* (Turnstile Music)

Kurt Vile

Wednesday March 12 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, midnight*
Thursday March 13 – Weather Up (1808 East Cesar Chavez), 2:30pm
Thursday March 13 – Clive Bar, 8pm*
Thursday March 13 – Red 7, 12:50am*

The Young

Saturday, March 15 – Yellow Jacket Social Club, 2:30pm
Saturday March 15 – Museum Of Human Achievement (Third Man Records), 4:15pm

Perfume Genius At SXSW

By Gerard on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

March 13 at Austin’s St. David’s Historical Sanctuary will mark a) the first Perfume Genius show of 2014 and b) a chance to hear post-’Put Your Back N 2 It’ material for the first time. Not that we know the evening’s repertoire in advance or anything. The show is presented/programmed by Turnstile Music and will also feature performances from Christopher Owens, Gruff Rhys, Cate Le Bon and others.

We’ll be updating you on other Matador artists’ participation during SXSW shortly, but at the moment it looks as though EMA, Kurt Vile, Fucked Up and The Young will all be playing during the music portion, while Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and EMA will in town the prior weekend for SXSW Interactive. When we’ve got everyone’s schedules in full, we’ll share the info.

Perfume Genius – “Take Me Home” video debuts with Pitchfork x YouTube, US tour begins

By Gabe on Friday, October 5th, 2012

Today Pitchfork TV brings us a worthy third entry in the most memorable, affecting series of music videos from any album this year (the album in question being Perfume Genius’ exquisite Put Your Back N 2 It, available for purchase).

Directed by Patrick Sher, who has worked with PG before:

Perfume Genius’ headlining tour of North America begins today, and ends in the band’s hometown of Seattle on October 27 with a very special appearance at the Frye Museum. More info on that event from the Frye:

As an artist in the exhibition Mw [Moment Magnitude], Perfume Genius is exhibiting his videos Hood and Learning (Live) and giving an intimate in-gallery performance at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle on September 27, 2012. Mw [Moment Magnitude] is a cross-platform project of twenty-four exceptional Seattle-based artists from a wide range of media including music, dance, visual art, literature, performance, and design. Space in the Frye galleries is very limited; tickets for the concert are free and will be available beginning Tuesday, October 16 at noon PST. The exhibition runs October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013. For information go to fryemuseum.org/perfumegenius.

North American tour dates:
Friday 05 – Toronto, ON – 918 Bathurst Space
Saturday 06 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Sunday 07 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
Monday 08 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tuesday 09 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Thursday 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Friday 12 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Saturday 13 – Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter
Monday 15 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Wednesday 17 – Forth Worth, TX – Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
Thursday 18 – Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church
Saturday 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Sunday 21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Monday 22 -San Diego, CA – Irenic
Tuesday 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge At Hollywood
Wednesday 24 – San Francisco, CO – Swedish American Hall
Friday 26 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
Saturday 27 – Seattle, WA – Frye Art Museum

Perfume Genius live on Radio K today

By Hector on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Perfume Genius kicks off his fall tour today in Minneapolis, not just with his show tonight at Fine Line Music Cafe, but with a live instudio performance at the venerable Radio K. The set starts at 4:00PM EDT/3:00PM CDT, and can be listened to in a variety of ways. Those of you who inhabit the Twin Cities can tune in at 100.7FM, 104.5FM, or 770AM, and listeners worldwide can listen in at radiok.org.

Perfume Genius Fall 2012 Tour

(Dusted supports on all dates, except for 10/20 & 10/21 with Bowerbirds)

Tue October 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Wed October 3 – Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium
Fri October 5 – Toronto, ON – 918 Bathurst Space
Sat October 6 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Sun October 7 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s
Mon October 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue October 9 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Thu October 11 – Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Fri October 12 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
Sat October 13 – Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter
Mon October 15 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Wed October 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
Thu October 18 – Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church
Sat October 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Sun October 21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Mon October 22 – San Diego, CA – Irenic
Tue October 23 – Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood
Wed October 24 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
Fri October 26 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater

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Perfume Genius – Changes in Upcoming European Tour Schedule

By Josh Turner on Monday, August 20th, 2012

We are very sad to announce that we have to reschedule some Perfume Genius European tour dates.

The current dates are as follows:

AUGUST
28 – Cambridge, Junction (Supporting Grizzly Bear)
29 – Nottingham, Albert Hall, (Supporting Grizzly Bear)
30 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
31 – The Globe, Cardiff

SEPTEMBER

1 – End of the Road Festival, North Dorset
2 – Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland
4 – SWG3, Glasgow
5 – Glee Club, Birmingham
6 – Union Chapel, London
8 – Groningen, Holland Vera Euser
10 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal Hussong
11 – Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique De Clippeleir
13 – Paris, Cafe De La Danse

And the following dates are CANCELED:

14 – Kriens, Switzerland, Sudpol Club Galley
15 – Duedingen, Switzerland, Bad Bonn
16 – Vienna, Austria, Flex
17 – Prague, Czech Republic, Meetfactory
18 – Warsaw, Poland, Hydrozagadka
20 – Berlin, Germany, Magnet Linnartz
21 – Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn Festival Linnartz
22 – Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom Linnartz
23 – Nuremburg Germany K4 Linnartz

Keep hold of tickets for rescheduling news early next week.

Perfume Genius Fall Tour

By Claire T on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Photo by: Angel Ceballos

Off the heels of a run of dates supporting both The xx and Sigur Ros, we’re happy to announce that Perfume Genius will be back on the road this Fall with a headlining North American tour.

And while you’re checking out these dates give a listen to “Take Me Home” from Put Your Back N2 It right here…

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Perfume Genius Fall 2012 Tour

(Dusted supports on all dates, except for 10/20 & 10/21 with Bowerbirds)

Tue October 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl – Onsale 8/3
Wed October 3 – Chicago, IL – Logan Square Auditorium – Onsale 8/3
Fri October 5 – Toronto, ON – 918 Bathurst Space – Onsale 8/2
Sat October 6 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore – Onsale 8/2
Sun October 7 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s – Onsale 8/3
Mon October 8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Onsale 8/10
Tue October 9 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge - Onsale 8/6
Thu October 11 – Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s – Onsale 8/3
Fri October 12 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton – Onsale 8/3
Sat October 13 – Carrboro, NC – The ArtsCenter – Onsale 8/3
Mon October 15 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt – Onsale 8/3
Wed October 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Modern Art Museum
Thu October 18 – Austin, TX – Central Presbyterian Church – Onsale 8/3
Sat October 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom – with Bowerbirds – Onsale Now
Sun October 21 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress - with Bowerbirds – Onsale Now
Mon October 22 – San Diego, CA – Irenic – Onsale 8/3
Tue October 23 – Los Angeles, CA - The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood – Onsale 8/3
Wed October 24 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall - Onsale 8/7
Fri October 26 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater – Onsale 8/3

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Perfume Genius + The xx

By Claire T on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Photo by Angel Ceballos

We’re very happy to announce that Perfume Genius will be supporting The xx this Wednesday, July 25 at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. This show is SOLD OUT but fear not, Perfume Genius fans, as there’s more PG touring  still to come.  And don’t forget – Perfume Genius is also playing a few upcoming dates with Sigur Ros! More PG touring news to be announced soon so keep it here for more.

Perfume Genius North American Tour Dates:

Wednesday, July 25 – Seattle, WA — The Showbox (w/ the xx) – Sold Out

Sunday, July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts (w/ Sigur Rós) – Tickets

Monday, July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

Tuesday, July 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

Wednesday, August 01 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach @ Molson Canadian (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

Listen to “Rusty Chains” here
Watch the “Dark Parts” video here

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More Perfume Genius dates for Europe

By Stuart on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Photo by Jake Giles Netter

As if European festivals and a Sigur Ros support slot weren’t enough to keep Perfume Genius busy, they’re already lined up club shows for a return to Europe for September. Catch them at the following dates and have a little reminder of what you can expect by checking out one of the La Bologotheque session videos, shot earlier this year:

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8-Sep-12 Groningen, Holland Vera Euser

10-Sep-12 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Rockhal Hussong

11-Sep-12 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique De Clippeleir

13-Sep-12 Paris, Cafe De La Danse

14-Sep-12 Kriens, Switzerland, Sudpol Club Galley

17-Sep-12 Prague, Czech Republic, Meetfactory

18-Sep-12 Warsaw, Poland, Hydrozagadka Minta

20-Sep-12 Berlin, Germany, Magnet Linnartz

21-Sep-12 Hamburg, Germany, Reeperbahn Festival Linnartz

22-Sep-12 Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom Linnartz

23-Sep-12 Nuremburg Germany K4 Linnartz

Perfume Genius / Sigur Ros Tour Dates

By Claire T on Friday, June 1st, 2012

Photo by: Jake Giles Netter

We’re very very happy to announce that Perfume Genius will be supporting Sigur Rós on the following summer tour dates:

Sunday, July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts (w/ Sigur Rós) - Tickets

Monday, July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for Performing Arts (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

Tuesday, July 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

Wednesday, August 01 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach @ Molson Canadian (w/ Sigur Rós) – Sold Out

More Perfume Genius news coming soon so keep it here!

Perfume Genius Summer European/UK Dates:

June 29 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
Jun 30 Open Source Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 02 Blaa Oslo, Norway
July 03 Strand Club, Stockholm, Sweden
July o4 Pusterviksbaren, Gothenburg, Sweden
July 05 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
July 07 Super Bock, Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
July 09 Spaziale Festival, Turin, Italy
July 10 Piazza Castello, Pordenone, Italy
July 11 Exil, Zurich, Switzerland
July 15 Latitude Festival, Southwold, United Kingdom

Listen to “Rusty Chains” here
Watch the “Dark Parts” video here

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Kurt Vile, Perfume Genius and Chavez ATP festival fun

By Stuart on Monday, May 21st, 2012

Just added to the expanding line-up for ATP curated by The National are Kurt Vile and Perfume Genius, who both return to the UK for the event this December.  In addition to this, Kurt Vile announces his largest UK headline show to date, playing  December 6th at The Forum, London.

December 6th – Kurt Vile, Lower Dens and Dark Dark Dark at The Forum, London – tickets

December 7th-9th – Kurt Vile and Perfume Genius at ATP festival curated by The National

 

Rewind back to now, and this weekend sees Chavez playing the I’ll Be Your Mirror weekender  in London, curated by Mogwai and ATP.  As a little refresher for those of you seeing Chavez on Saturday (4.15pm-5.00pm), here’s the 2006 compilation ‘Better Days Will Haunt You‘ on the Spotify player, below.

Perfume Genius “Rusty Chains”

By Claire T on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Perfume Genius in SPIN (click image to enlarge)

If you’ve seen Perfume Genius live as of late you may have heard the beautiful (non-album) track, “Rusty Chains” mixed into the set. We’re happy to bring you this track today. Mike Hadreas explains “Rusty Chains” is “a song for a man whose lover has died. He remembers a time, before his partner took sick, where everything felt safe and endless. He asks to be taken next, so they can be together again.”

Perfume GeniusRusty Chains (192k MP3)

Perfume Genius will be playing the following European dates this summer. And stay tuned for more exciting Perfume Genius announcements to follow soon.

June 29 Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
Jun 30 Open Source Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany
July 02 Blaa Oslo, Norway
July 03 Strand Club, Stockholm, Sweden
July o4 Pusterviksbaren, Gothenburg, Sweden
July 05 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
July 07 Super Bock, Super Rock, Lisbon, Portugal
July 09 Spaziale Festival, Turin, Italy
July 10 Piazza Castello, Pordenone, Italy
July 11 Exil, Zurich, Switzerland
July 15 Latitude Festival, Southwold, United Kingdom

Watch the “Dark Parts” video here
Put Your Back N2 It on the Matador Store
Perfume Genius on Facebook
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Perfume Genius Record Store Day Instore

By Michael on Monday, April 16th, 2012

So that’s pretty awesome. Maybe if you’re in Seattle you can make sure to get yourself to Silver Platters for a lot of things on Record Store Day – not the least of which is a set from Perfume Genius to celebrate arguably one of the most fun days of the year for us.

Perfume Genius on WFMU tonight, The Current tomorrow

By Hector on Sunday, April 15th, 2012

(photo by Angel Ceballos)

Perfume Genius haunts the late-night airwaves twice in the next two days, first on Jersey City’s WFMU, and tomorrow night on Minneapolis’s The Current.

Tune in to WFMU at midnight EDT tonight on 91.1FM (or listen online at wfmu.org) to hear Perfume Genius’s session for the country’s oldest freeform station. Tomorrow night at 10:00PM CDT, you can check out his session for The Current by pointing your radio to 89.3FM, or listen online here.

There are still a few chances to catch Perfume Genius live in the coming days, as seen below:

Tue, 4/17 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – Tickets

Wed, 4/18 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC – Tickets

Thu, 4/19 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA – Tickets

Watch the La Blogotheque Take Away Show

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