News

Sep 19, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new albumNo Shape, back in May via Matador. Now he has shared a video for "Wreath" that is made up of footage shot by fans of them dancing and singing along to the song. A press release states:  "Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed from it." More

Jul 12, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new albumNo Shape, back in May via Matador. Last night he stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two songs from it: "Wreath" and "Just Like Love." Watch videos of both below. More

Watch: Perfume Genius - “Die 4 You” Video

No Shape Out Now via Matador

May 09, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new albumNo Shape, last Friday via Matador. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Slip Away," and the audio for "Go Ahead." Now he has shared an atmospheric and stylish video for "Die 4 You." More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Listen: Perfume Genius - “Go Ahead”

No Shape Due Out May 5 via Matador

Apr 19, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) is releasing a new album, No Shape, on May 5 via Matador. He previously shared a video for its first single, "Slip Away." Now he has released another song from the album, "Go Ahead." Listen below, followed by his upcoming tour dates. More

100 Artists Sign Guitar for Planned Parenthood - Michael Stipe, Florence Welch, Feist, and More

Plus Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Mac DeMarco, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner, Jim James, Matt Berninger, Perfume Genius, and Others

Apr 17, 2017

Over 100 artists have signed an acoustic guitar for Planned Parenthood and for $10 you can buy a drawing ticket to enter to win the guitar.  More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Perfume Genius Announces New Album, Shares “Slip Away” Video

No Shape Due Out May 5 via Matador, Weyes Blood Guests on One Song

Mar 21, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has announced a new album, No Shape, and shared a video for its first single, "Slip Away." No Shape is due out May 5 via Matador.  More

Feb 14, 2017

Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) has announced some new North American tour dates. A press release also promises that a new album is due out this spring. The album will be the follow-up to 2014's acclaimed Too Bright More

Feb 08, 2017

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival has announced its 2017 lineup. The festival is put together by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner. This is the third year and it goes down June 16-17 in Eau Claire, WI (a shift from the last two festivals, which were in August).  More

Dec 06, 2016

Marfa Myths have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down March 9 - 12 in Marfa, Texas and is put together by Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa. Weyes Blood and Perfume Genius will do a collaborative performance together.  More

Dec 08, 2014

Perfume Genius, a.k.a. Mike Hadreas, has premiered another new music video for one of his Too Bright tracks, this time for the included cut, "Fool." More

Nov 22, 2014

Yesterday was the second day of Le Guess Who? We set Laura Studarus to Holland to cover the action.  More

Listen: Perfume Genius - “Thing”

Bonus Track Off Too Bright

Nov 18, 2014

Recently delivering his new album Too Bright, musical artist Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, has shared "Thing," a bonus track taken off the effort. More

Oct 31, 2014

Last night musical artist Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius, made his network television debut with an appearance on Dave Letterman's Late ShowMore

Sep 15, 2014

Next week  Perfume Genius, a.k.a. Mike Hadreas, will release his newest LP, Too Bright More

Sep 09, 2014

Too Bright, the latest album from Perfume Genius, a.k.a. Mike Hadreas, is set to arrive later this month on Sept. 22. More

Watch: Perfume Genius “Queen” Video

Too Bright Out Sept. 23

Jul 17, 2014

Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, debuted the first single from his upcoming album Too Bright. More

Oct 05, 2012

Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas clearly has something to say when he makes a music video. In his latest effort Hadreas' strange, outcast perspective is put on full display. More

Apr 26, 2012

Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas offered up an early Mother's Day gift when he wrote the song "Dark Parts" about the most important woman in his life. More

Listen: Perfume Genius Performs Unreleased Song “Katie”

“Sometimes 'Fun' For Me is Feeling Like I Threw Up Afterwards."

Apr 11, 2012

 

In support of recently released sophomore album Put Your Back N 2 ItPerfume Genius (also known as Mike Hadreas) stopped by WFUV's The Alternate Side. There—in addition to album cuts—he played unreleased track “Katie.”  

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Watch: Perfume Genius’ Take Away Show

“Normal Song”/ “Dark Part”

Mar 09, 2012

Perfume Genius stopped by La Blogtheque recently. The result was a stunning “Take Away Show” where the musician played two cuts from recently released album, Put Your Back N 2 It More

Watch: Perfume Genius - “Hood” Video

Off Forthcoming Put Your Back N 2 It

Jan 18, 2012

Releasing the single "All Waters" a while back from his upcoming new album Put Your Back N 2 It, this morning Perfume Genius' Mike Hadreas has unveiled a music video for a new track called "Hood." More

Matador and True Panther Sounds to Release Vinyl Sampler

Features Unreleased Music by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Perfume Genius

Jan 05, 2012

Matador Records, alongside its subsidiary True Panther Sounds, has announced that on Jan. 14 it will release an 11-track vinyl-only sampler album.  More

Perfume Genius Announces New Album

Put Your Back N 2 It Out Feb. 21

Dec 05, 2011

Singer/songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has announced the release of Put Your Back N 2 ItMore

Perfume Genius Reissues “Learning”

Now With Three Bonus Tracks

Dec 02, 2010

You like giving and getting angst-ridden music for Christmas, right? Well look not further than Perfume Genius—who is re-releasing his debut album Learning just in time for your holiday gifting needs. More


Interviews

Perfume Genius

An Invitation to Love

Jul 07, 2017

With No ShapeMike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has created one of the more brilliant albums released thus far in 2017, and certainly his best since he began releasing records in 2010 with his debut LP Learning. More


Reviews

No Shape

No Shape

Matador

May 05, 2017

Happiness never sounded as haunting as it does on the new Perfume Genius record, No Shape. Everything, including contentment, comes at a cost, and those emotional debts will leave their mark.  More

Iceland Airwaves 2015 Day Three: Perfume Genius, Bo Ningen, and Grísalappalísa

Nov 14, 2015

I can’t count the number of people who, upon hearing I was going to Iceland Airwaves, cracked some joke about saying hello to Björk and Sigur Ros.  More

Too Bright

Too Bright

Matador

Sep 24, 2014

Every year deserves a keyboard record crying out to be performed in a concert hall instead of a club. In 2014, Perfume Genius's Too Bright is that record. More

Put Your Back N 2 It

Put Your Back N 2 It

Matador

Feb 27, 2012

The title of Perfume Genius' second album may suggest exertion, and the first sound you hear when you listen to it is a deep, labored breath, but the music's execution and emotional impact feel more like letting go. More

Learning

Learning

Matador

Sep 09, 2010

Music as intensely intimate and cathartic as Perfume Genius' begs for close inspection, as quirks that stave off solipsism tend to reveal themselves over repeated spins. Unfortunately, on Learningthe bedroom-recorded debut from Mike Hadreasfurther listening amplifies a lack of songwriting prowess to support the emotional trauma that makes up the heart of the album. More