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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
matadorrecords.com/perfume_genius

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

Pick up Put Your Back N 2 It on the Matador Store

Perfume Genius on Facebook

matadorrecords.com/perfume_genius

 

Perfume Genius On Tour

By Claire T on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Photo Credit: Greg Harris / Interview Magazine

In support of the recently released gem, Put Your Back N 2 It, today marks the start of a 4 week long Perfume Genius tour kicking off at the Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco and winding all across the States and Canada. Dates and ticket info below. Get Em While U Can.

And to those of you in Austin and Durham you can get a double-shot of PG at the upcoming End Of An Ear + Bull City Records in-stores. Both in-stores begin at 6PM and are free/all ages.

Wed 3/21 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA – Tickets

Thu 3/22 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets

Fri, 3/23 – Casbah – San Diego, CA – Tickets

Sat 3/24 – Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ  (no advance tickets)

Mon, 3/26 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX – Tickets

Tue, 3/27 – Lambert’s – Austin, TX – Tickets (End of An Ear in-store at 6PM)

Fri, 3/29 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA – Tickets

Fri, 3/30 – The Garage at Motorco – Durham, NC – Tickets (Bull City Records in-store at 6PM)

Sat, 3/31 – IOTA Club & Cafe – Arlington, VA – Ticket Info

Mon, 4/2 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA – Tickets

Tue, 4/3 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY – SOLD OUT

Thu, 4/5 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT

Fri, 4/6 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA – Tickets

Sat, 4/7 – Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC – Tickets

Sun, 4/8 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON – Tickets

Tue, 4/10 – Schubas – Chicago, IL – Tickets

Wed, 4/11 – Cedar Cultural Centre – Minneapolis, MN – Tickets

Fri, 4/13 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO – Tickets

Sat, 4/14 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT – Tickets

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

Pick up Put Your Back N 2 It on the Matador Store

Perfume Genius on Facebook

matadorrecords.com/perfume_genius

 

 

Perfume Genius’ La Blogotheque Take Away Show and The Alternate Side session

By Gabe on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Hey hi we’re pleased to show you the stunning La Blogtheque Take Away Show from Perfume Genius (whose album Put Your Back N 2 It is available now):

Also, this morning at 11AM EST, Perfume Genius will appear on The Alternate Side on WNYE 91.5 FM in NYC. You can listen to the session online at The Alternate Side.

Perfume Genius hits the road soon:

March
Monday 12 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
Wednesday 21 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
Thursday 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Friday 23 - San Diego, CA – The Casbah
Saturday 24 – Tuscon, AZ – Solar Culture
Monday 26 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
Tuesday 27 – Austin, TX – Lambert’s
Thursday 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Friday 30 – Durham, NC – The Garage at Motorco
Saturday 31 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club & Cafe

April
Monday 02 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Tuesday 03 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Thursday 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Friday 06 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
Saturday 07 – Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
Sunday 08 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Monday 09 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Tuesday 10 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Wednesday 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Friday 13 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Saturday 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Tuesday 17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Wednesday 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Thursday 19 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

May
Tuesday 08 – Glasgow, UK – Captain’s Rest
Wednesday 09 - Manchester, GB – The Deaf Institute
Thursday 10 – London, UK – St Pancras Old Church
Saturday 12 – Brighton, UK – Unitarian Churh @ The Great Escape
Sunday 13 – Bath, UK – Chapel Arts
Monday 14 – London, UK - St Pancras Old Church
Wednesday 16 - Brussels, BE – Les Nuits Botanique
Thursday 17 – Amsterdam, NL - Amstekkek
Saturday 19 – Rotterdam, NL – Paradijs Church
Sunday 20 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
Monday 21 – Hamburg, DE – Prinzebar
Tuesday 22 – Berlin, DE – Privat Club
Thursday 24 – Paris, FR – Divan Du Monde

Watch the Perfume Genius +1 Session on Pitchfork

By Patrick on Monday, February 27th, 2012

Got to Pitchfork to watch Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius perform “Take Me Home,” “Hood” and “Dark Parts” from his new album Put Your Back N2 It:

Perfume Genius: Pitchfork +1 Session

Mike also talks about how people see him as more fragile than he is, the way being gay affects and does not affect his music, the Hood video, and more.

Buy the new album on:

iTunes
Amazon
Insound
Matador

Or find the closest Matador-friendly store:

Matador-friendly stores

Perfume Genius on Facebook
matadorrecords.com/perfume_genius

Intended Play 2012 – For The Vinyl-Phobic Amongst, The Price Just Dropped From $2 To Free

By Gerard on Friday, February 24th, 2012

(I really don’t see the resemblance)

Back in early January WE SHOCKED THE MUSIC WORLD with news of a $1.98 Matador/True Panther Sounds sampler LP including (mostly) new songs from The Young, Ceremony, Lee Ranaldo Tanlines, Perfume Genius, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Fucked Up, Girls, Cold Cave, Esben and The Witch and Kurt Vile. It’s come to our attention that a) there’s a few stragglers out there who’ve yet to order this limited edition LP, and b) some of you either trashed your record players or simply prefer music in digital form.

So here’s the deal — you can still order the vinyl version from The Matador Store or hound your local retailer who might’ve filed it in THE $2 BIN.  Failing that, here’s a free download of the entire compilation. You’re welcome!

V/A – Intended Play (zip)

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It – new album out today

By Patrick on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

It’s a Tuesday, which means it’s new release day in the US, and this Tuesday sees the first Matador full-length release of the year: the new album from Seattle’s Perfume Genius, entitled “Put Your Back N 2 It.” It’s been called “One of of the best records in recent memory” and “achingly soft and bruisingly powerful” by The Line of Best Fit, “simply exquisite” by Chromewaves, and “deeply personal, accessible and quietly anthemic” by Interview.

Listen to “All Waters” and “Hood” here:

All Waters (192k mp3)
Hood (192k mp3)

and watch the “Hood” video here:

Hood video on YouTube

Buy the album from:

- Matador
- Your local indie store
- Insound
- iTunes
- Amazon

Perfume Genius will be touring the US starting in three weeks, followed by a month in Europe.

March
Wed 21 San Francisco CA Cafe du Nord
Thu 22 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater
Fri 23 San Diego CA Casbah
Sat 24 Tucson AZ Solar Culture
Mon 26 Denton TX Dan’s Silverleaf
Tue 27 Austin TX Lambert’s
Thu 29 Atlanta GA The Earl
Fri 30 Durham NC The Garage at Motorco
Sat 31 Arlington VA IOTA Club & Cafe

April
Mon 02 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda’s
Tue 03 New York NY Mercury Lounge
Thu 05 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery
Fri 06 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall
Sat 07 Montreal QC Le Divan Orange
Sun 08 Toronto ON The Drake Hotel
Tue 10 Chicago IL Schubas
Wed 11 Minneapolis MN Cedar Cultural Center
Fri 13 Denver CO Hi Dive
Sat 14 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
Tue 17 Portland OR Mississippi Studios
Wed 18 Vancouver BC The Biltmore Cabaret
Thu 19 Seattle WA The Crocodile

May
Tuesday 08 Glasgow, UK Captain’s Rest
Wednesday 09 Manchester, GB The Deaf Institute
Thursday 10 London, UK St Pancras Old Church
Saturday 12 Brighton, UK Unitarian Churh @ The Great Escape
Sunday 13 Bath, UK Chapel Arts
Monday 14 London, UK St Pancras Old Church
Wednesday 16 Brussels, BE Les Nuits Botanique
Thursday 17 Amsterdam, NL Amstekkek
Saturday 19 Rotterdam, NL Paradijs Church
Sunday 20 Cologne, DE Gebaude 9
Monday 21 Hamburg, DE Prinzebar
Tuesday 22 Berlin, DE Privat Club
Thursday 24 Paris, FR Divan Du Monde

Perfume Genius on Facebook

First Spin: Perfume Genius “Put Your Back N 2 It”

By Nils on Monday, February 13th, 2012

Starting today, and until its Feb 21 release, you can stream the new Perfume Genius album in its entirety at Spin.com:

Stream “Put Your Back N 2 It”. Stream it! All of it! Here! Now!

Some background on the album, and song-by-song descriptions from Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) can be found HERE. It’s gorgeous, intimate, at times disturbing, but ultimately uplifting.

Below is the video for “Hood”:

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