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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

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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

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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

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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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Perfume Genius live on WNYU today

By Hector on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

On today’s installment of WNYU’s New Afternoon Show, Perfume Genius stops by to play a few songs from the upcoming sophomore album Put Your Back N 2 It. The show starts at 4:00PM EST, which conveniently enough is also when the set starts. Tune in from NYC at 89.1FM, or listen online at wnyu.org. If you like what you hear, might I suggest you pre-order the album?

Perfume Genius “Hood” MP3 + US Tour Dates

By Claire T on Monday, February 6th, 2012

To accompany the first video off of Put Your Back N 2 It, you can now download the Perfume Genius track “Hood” here.

And don’t forget, Perfume Genius will be heading on tour in the US and Europe in March, April and May.

March

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

7 – Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

8 – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

9 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

10 – St Pancras Old Church, London

12 – Unitarian Church @ The Great Escape, Brighton

13 – Chapel Arts, Bath

14 – St Pancras Old Church, London

16 – Botanique, Brussels

17 – Amstekkerk, Amsterdam

19 – Paradijs Chrich, Rotterdam

20 – Gebaude 9, Cologne

21 – Prinzenbar, Hamburg

22 – Privat Club, Berlin

24 – Divan Du Monde, Paris

Pre-order the new album from Matador
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Perfume Genius Announces European Dates

By Judge on Monday, February 6th, 2012

Perfume Genius, by Angel Ceballos.

With the release of Put Your Back N 2 It just around the corner, Perfume Genius has confirmed a string of rare live dates across the UK and Europe in May.  Support may or may not come from Arpad Miklos.

May

7 – Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

8 – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

9 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

10 – St Pancras Old Church, London

12 – Unitarian Church @ The Great Escape, Brighton

13 – Chapel Arts, Bath

14 – St Pancras Old Church, London

16 – Botanique, Brussels

17 – Amstekkerk, Amsterdam

19 – Paradijs Chrich, Rotterdam

20 – Gebaude 9, Cologne

21 – Prinzenbar, Hamburg

22 – Privat Club, Berlin

24 – Divan Du Monde, Paris

And if you haven’t taken the time to watch the outstanding video for “Hood”, make sure you know what all the fuss is about.

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Matador/True Panther radio action(s) for Friday, February 3

By Hector on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Connoisseurs of live radio performance have a great deal on their plate today, and you have us to thank for it.

Seattle singer/songwriter (and star of the year’s most controversial ad so far) Perfume Genius performs live on hometown station KEXP today at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST. Listen at 90.3FM or online at kexp.org, and pre-order the new Perfume Genius album, Put Your Back N 2 It, here.

Also this afternoon, Girls return to the World Cafe studios to play some songs from last year’s world-beating sophomore album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The show starts at 2:00PM EST/11:00AM PST, and can be heard at 88.5FM in Philadelphia, or online at xpn.org. Can’t catch the session when it airs? It’ll be on NPR’s website later in the day, and you can also find out when your local public radio station airs World Cafe at this link. And while you’re here, you might as well pick up a copy of Father, Son, Holy Ghost for yourself, or for a treasured friend.

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Finally, the aforementioned Ceremony live session on WNYU starts at 5:00PM EST/2:00PM PST and is not to be missed. Don’t forget to pre-order their upcoming album, Zoo, right here.

Perfume Genius – ‘Hood’ video debuts

By Gabe on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

We’re excited to show you the first video from Perfume Genius’ second album Put Your Back N 2 It (out Feb 21, pre-order here), directed by Mata-friend Winston H. Case (video credits below). Pitchfork spoke to PG headman Mike Hadreas about the video, his co-star and more.

Also, if you missed it in December, check out the first “look” from PYBN2I, the gorgeous “All Waters“.

Perfume Genius will hit the road in March and April:

March
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

Video credits:
Featuring Arpad Miklos

Director / Editor – Winston H. Case
Directory of Photography – William Colby
2nd Camera Operator – John Strong
Producers – Greg Finch & Nils Bernstein
Associate Producers – Taylor Higgins, Ahbra Perry & Rye Curtis
Dolly Operator – Brad Oberhofer
Post FX – Stephen McNally
Colorist – Michael Garber

A Palo Duro Production

Thanks to Lulu Soni, Sam Heesen, Jordan Romero, Augustus Muller & Erez Avissar

Perfume Genius Spring Tour

By Claire T on Monday, January 9th, 2012


Photo by Angel Ceballos

In support of the February 21 release of Put Your Back N 2 It we’re happy to report that Perfume Genius will be hitting the US & Canadian road this March and April.

See below for all tour dates and ticketing information.
And be sure to check out Put Your Back N 2 It track, “All Waters” here

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

Thu 3/22 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA – Tickets (on-sale Jan 9)

Fri, 3/23 – Casbah – San Diego, CA – Tickets (on-sale Jan 13)

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 (on-sale Jan 11)

Fri, 3/29 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA – Tickets (on-sale Jan 09)

Fri, 3/30 – The Garage at Motorco – Durham, NC

Sat, 3/31 – IOTA Club & Cafe – Arlington, VA (no advance tickets)

Mon, 4/2 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA – Tickets (on-sale 1/13)

Tue, 4/3 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY – Tickets (on-sale 1/13)

Thu, 4/5 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – Tickets

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

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

Sun, 4/8 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON – Tickets (on-sale 1/13)

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

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

Fri, 4/13 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO – Tickets (on-sale 1/11)

Sat, 4/14 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT – Tickets (on-sale 1/11)

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

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

Thu, 4/19 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA – Tickets (on-sale 1/13)

Photo by Angel Ceballos

Pre-order the new album from Matador
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Intended Play 2012, the vinyl bargain of the year & some good music to boot

By Robby on Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Today we’re psyched to tell you that OLE-981 is the Matador Records & True Panther Sounds’ 2012 Intended Play Sampler hits shelves on January 14. This (insanely) budget-priced vinyl sampler showcases new tracks and now-classics from the Matador/True Panther syndicate circa 2011-2012, and much like the Cherry Red sampler from which this LP finds inspiration, is destined to rank at #1 on all music retail charts.

Oh, did we mention its costs $1.98!?!

The comp features unreleased tracks from: THE YOUNG (Austin, TX – Matador debut Spring 2012), CEREMONY (Rohnert Park, CA – Hysteria 7” coming February 2012), LEE RANALDO (from
Between the Times & The Tides, March 20), PERFUME GENIUS (sophomore album, Put Your
Back Into It
, February ), STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS (unreleased track from Mirror Traffic
sessions) and True Panther bros, TANLINES.

The album also features 2011 favorites, GIRLS (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost on True Panther), KURT VILE (from So Outta Reach EP), ESBEN & THE WITCH (Hexagons EP, first time on vinyl), FUCKED UP (from the David Comes To Life companion 7″) & COLD CAVE (exclusive re-mix/remaster of the Cherish The Light Years favorite).

Revisit your favorites from 2011, and get a preview of 2012 from your friends at Matador Records and True
Panther Sounds for under two dollars!

1 THE YOUNG – Don’t Hustle For Love*
2 KURT VILE – Life’s A Beach
3 GIRLS – My Ma
4 CEREMONY – Hysteria*
5 TANLINES – TBA
6 LEE RANALDO – Off The Wall*
7 FUCKED UP – Into The Light
8 ESBEN & THE WITCH – Hexagons II
9 PERFUME GENIUS – All Waters*
10 COLD CAVE – Confetti (edit)
11 STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS – Polvo*
* unreleased

Pre-order it HERE or find it in your favorite vinyl retailer on 1/17)

Perfume Genius: new album Put Your Back N 2 It, and new song All Waters

By Patrick on Monday, December 5th, 2011

(photo by Angel Ceballos)

COMING FEBRUARY 21: The second album from Seattle’s PERFUME GENIUS, entitled Put Your Back N 2 It. Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, is a Seattle singer-songwriter whose 2010 debut Learning established him as one of the most endearing and quietly forceful performers today.

Though Learning’s voyeuristic window into Hadreas’s experiences resonated intensely with many people, Put Your Back N 2 It is much more universal, addressing intimacy, power, family, secrecy, and hope, not just through his impressionistic lyrics, but the music itself, which is as lush as Learning was stark.

Track list:

1. Awol Marine
2. Normal Song
3. No Tear
4. 17
5. Take Me Home
6. Dirge
7. Dark Parts
8. All Waters
9. Hood
10. Put Your Back N2 It
11. Floating Spit
12. Sister Song

Check out the song “All Waters” at the link below:

All Waters (192k mp3)

The album was recorded in England and Seattle with Andrew Morgan and John Goodmanson.

Perfume Genius is currently on tour with the new three-piece lineup on the East Coast of the US, with Beirut:

Monday – 05 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Wednesday – 07 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre
Thursday – 08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Saturday – 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
Sunday – 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
Tuesday – 13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Wednesday – 14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Preorder the new album from Matador
Preorder the CD from Amazon
Preorder the LP from Amazon
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Perfume Genius Heading On The Road

By Claire T on Friday, November 18th, 2011

Photo Credit: Alan Bee’s Flickr

As previously reported, Perfume Genius is gearing up to head on the road with Beirut in just about a week’s time. Get your tickets & be sure to keep it here for further information about the brand new Perfume Genius album coming out in 2012….

Saturday 11/26 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s (with Beirut)  tickets

Monday 11/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Beirut) tickets

Wednesday 11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (with Beirut) tickets

Friday 12/02 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Beirut) SOLD OUT

Sunday 12/04 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre (with Beirut) tickets

Monday 12/05 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (with Beirut) tickets

Wednesday 12/07 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre (with Beirut) tickets

Thursday 12/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Beirut) SOLD OUT

Saturday 12/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (with Beirut) SOLD OUT

Sunday 12/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (with Beirut) tickets

Tuesday 12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Beirut) SOLD OUT

Wednesday 12/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Beirut) SOLD OUT

this winter, Perfume Genius is back on the road (with Beirut)

By Robby on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

In preparation for a BRAND NEW FULL LENGTH coming in 2012, Perfume Genius will be debuting new songs (as well as favorites from ‘Learning‘) across North America with none other than Beirut in November/December. Seattle, catch a hometown show with EMA and Wild Beasts next week.

Friday 10/7 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre (with EMA + Wild Beasts)

Saturday 11/26 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s (with Beirut)
Monday 11/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Beirut)
Wednesday 11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (with Beirut)
Friday 12/02 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Beirut)
Sunday 12/04 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre (with Beirut)
Monday 12/05 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (with Beirut)
Wednesday 12/07 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre (with Beirut)
Thursday 12/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Beirut)
Saturday 12/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (with Beirut)
Tuesday 12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Beirut)

 

 

*photo grabbed from SuperColorSuper‘s flickr

European tour madness

By Stuart on Friday, May 6th, 2011

So, the time of Primavera and ATP festival (sadly their last ever May weekender) rolls around again and a ton of our bands decide it’d also be a good time to visit our (at the moment, rather sunny) shores. Just like last year.

With 3 European tours starting over this weekend, plus more to come over the next we have the following shows taking place over the next 25 days….. (though I’m not sure how much Golf they’ll have time for)

 

Esben and the Witch

9th – Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

10th – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland

11th – Spazio 211, Turin, Italy

12th – Circolo degli Artisti, Rome, Italy

13th – Plastic, Milan, Italy

14th – Covo, Bologna, Italy

16th – Palace, St Gallen, Switzerland

17th – Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

18th – Doornroosje, Groningen, Netherlands

19th – Bitterzoet Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands

20th – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

21st – Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium

22nd – Les Nuits Botanique (Orangerie), Brussels, Belgium

24th – Gleiss 22, Munster, Germany

25th – Karlstorbahnhof, Heidleburg, Germany

26th – Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany

27th – B72, Vienna, Austria

28th – Seewiesen Festival, Linz, Austria

29th – K4, Nurnberg, Germany

 

Kurt Vile (& The Violators)

8th : King Georg, Koln

9th : Feierwerk, Munich (+ O’Death)

10th : Chelsea Club, Vienna

11th : Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin

12th : Vega (Small Hall), Copenhagen

13th : Voxhall, Aarhus

14th : All Tomorrow’s Parties. Minehead (curated by Animal Collective)

15th : Tivoli, Utrecht

16th : Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

17th : Les Nuits de Botanique (Rotunde), Brussels

18th : Charlatan, Gent

19th : Rough Trade East, London (free in-store, 1pm)

19th : Corsica Studio, London SOLD OUT

20th : Kazimier, Liverpool (Sound City)

21st : Captain’s Rest, Glasgow (Stag and Dagger Festival)

22nd : The Hope, Brighton SOLD OUT

23rd : La Maroquinerie, Paris

24th : L’Abordage, Evreux

25th : Place Saint Michel, Bordeaux

26th : Top of the Folk @ L’antipode, Rennes

28th : Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

29th : Ghetto, Istanbul

June

29th : Vega, Groningen

30th : Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg

 

Fucked Up

6th – White Rabbit, Plymouth – UK (tickets)

7th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – UK (tickets) *MATINEE SHOW

7th – The Croft, Bristol – UK

8th – Institue, Birmingham – UK

9th – The Well, Leeds – UK

10th – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh – UK (tickets)

11th – The Cluny, Newcastle – UK (tickets)

12th – Future Sonic – Sound Control, Manchester – UK

13th – Vera, Gronigen – Netherlands (tickets)

14th – 013 Small Hall, Tilburg – Netherlands

15th – Melkweg, Amsterdam – Netherlands (tickets)

16th – Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin – Germany (tickets)

17th – Underground, Cologne – Germany (tickets)

18th – Batofar, Paris – France

19th – Trix, Antwerp – Belgium (tickets)

20th – Stag and Dagger @ Village Underground, London – UK (tickets)

21st – Liverpool Sound City @ Kazimir, Liverpool – UK (tickets)

 

Perfume Genius

14 – Sheffield City Hall (Grand Ballroom), Sheffield

15 – Bodega, Nottingham (tickets)

16 – Bush Hall, London (tickets)

17 – The Kings Arms, Manchester (tickets)

18 – The Sugar Club, Dublin (tickets)

20 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels (tickets)

21 – De Duif Church, Amsterdam (tickets)

28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

 

Glasser

26th – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain – Pitchfork stage

 

Thurston Moore

28th – Paris, France – Le Grande Halle (Villette Sonique Festival) *playing a non-Demolished Thoughts set

29th – Brussels, Belgium – AB Concerts *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set

30th – London, UK – Union Chapel *playing a Demolished Thoughts based set

 

even the alumni are getting in on the act….

Matmos

14/05/11    Glasgow (UK), Old Fruitmarket

15/05/11    Birmingham (UK), MAC Art Centre *

16/05/11    Dublin (IE), Button Factory *

17/05/11    Belfast (UK), SARC *

19/05/11    London (UK), Auto-Italia *

21/05/11    Milano (IT), Leoncavallo (new venue!) *

23/05/11    Rome (IT), Circolo degli Artisti *

24/05/11    Bologna (IT), Scuderia (new venue!) *

26/05/11    Paris (FR), La Gaite Lyrique *

27/05/11    Brussels (BE), VK *#

28/05/11    Metz (FR), Les Trinitaires *

29/05/11    Berlin (DE), Hau1 *

30/05/11    Leipzig (DE), Centraltheater *

* w/ John Wiese

# w/ Oval

 

Yo La Tengo

Fast forward to June and they’re here to bring the ‘Spin The Wheel’ tour to the UK.

 

So if you live in Europe and none of those shows come by somewhere near you, well, its probably time to up sticks and move.

Perfume Genius touring Europe

By Stuart on Monday, March 28th, 2011

This May will see Perfume Genius returning to Europe to play dates, which will be the first of the year for Mike. It’ll see them playing their biggest venues in the UK to date and will end at Primavera Sound festival (where you’ll also catch Glasser and Kurt Vile).

 

Bring on the May (touring madness). Dates listed below.

 

May

14 – Sheffield City Hall (Grand Ballroom), Sheffield

15 – Bodega, Nottingham (tickets)

16 – Bush Hall, London (tickets)

17 – The Kings Arms, Manchester (tickets)

18 – The Sugar Club, Dublin (tickets)

20 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels (tickets)

21 – De Duif Church, Amsterdam (tickets)

28 – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

 

Perfume Genius – ‘Lookout, Lookout’

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Perfume Genius – “Dreem”, a Yours Truly session

By Gabe on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Doubt continues to evaporate around the assertion that Perfume Genius is one of the most significant new voices in songwriting and performance.

Further evidence here, on “Dreem” – a bonus track from the recently-released special edition of Learning (buy it here) – brought to us by our friends at Yours Truly:

Yourstru.ly Presents: Perfume Genius “Dreeem” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Perfume Genius “Lookout, Lookout” video directed by Patrick Sher, NYC show

By Patrick on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Click above to watch the first proper video for Perfume Genius, for the song “Lookout, Lookout” (via Pitchfork). Directed by Patrick Sher and shot in Portland.

Perfume Genius has also just announced one more NYC show before the end of the year, supporting Light Asylum at a secret space in Bushwick next Wednesday, December 15. The $28 tickets include free hors d’oeuvres and three free drinks. Go to envelopefamily to buy tickets; location information will be included with purchase confirmation.

For those of you who missed it, yesterday we re-released the Learning album in a special slipcase edition with new artwork and three new tracks. You can buy it from us:

ORDER HERE

or from your favorite local record store or online retailer. Check out an MP3 of Dreeem, one of the new tracks, HERE