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Hear Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten, and More Cover Grateful Dead for ‘Day of the Dead’ Compilation

The National's upcoming Grateful Dead tribute compilation, Day of the Dead, is a 59-song effort curated by the indie rock band's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and it's…
Brennan Carley / April 27, 2016

Basilica Soundscape Announces 2015 Lineup, Featuring Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, More

The experimental-leaning micro-festival Basilica Soundscape has announced the initial lineup for its 2015 iteration. Boundary-pushing songwriters like Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, Weyes Blood, and avant-folkie…
Colin Joyce / June 17, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014

Perfume Genius Roller Blades Like a ‘Fool’ in His New Video

Following videos for "Queen" and the performance art-looking "Grid," Perfume Genius has unveiled a bizarre new clip for "Fool." Directed by Charlotte Rutherford — who…
Rachel Brodsky / December 8, 2014

7 Albums to Stream: Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, the Drums, Leonard Cohen, and More

Welcome the weekend by streaming new albums from Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, the Drums, King Tuff, Leonard Cohen, and many more. Find links and…
Kyle McGovern / September 19, 2014

SPIN Singles Mix: 9 Juggernaut DJs, Warbling Spitters, and Lo-Fi Eccentrics

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! Every Friday, the SPIN staff will pick its favorite must-hear tracks from the week for your weekend playlists. From chilly…
Kyle McGovern / September 12, 2014

Perfume Genius Explores ‘Underlying Rage’ on ‘Too Bright’ LP, Shares ‘Queen’

Ever since he debuted in 2010 under the name Perfume Genius, Seattle singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas has focused his songwriting efforts on creating, vivid, personal, and…
Colin Joyce / July 15, 2014

Cate Le Bon Duets With Perfume Genius on Psych-Pop Gem ‘I Think I Knew’

Cate Le Bon knew, all right. Or at least, she knows. The Welsh singer and songwriter has already released two worthy albums of haunting, delicate…
Marc Hogan / August 28, 2013

Perfume Genius Covers Madonna’s Emotional ‘Oh Father’

By Madonna standards, "Oh Father" was a flop. From 1989's Like a Prayer, it was the Material Girl's first single not to reach the U.S.
Marc Hogan / July 24, 2012

Watch Perfume Genius Hang With Mom in ‘Dark Parts’ Clip

In a track-by-track breakdown of his recent Put Your Back N 2 It LP, Mike Hadreas, the falsetto-bearing heartbreaker better known as Perfume Genius, says…
Alyssa Noel / April 26, 2012

Perfume Genius, ‘Put Your Back N 2 It’ (Matador)

The album title might look gangsta, and in its own way, Mike Hadreas' second album lives up to that billing. As he proved on his…
Alfred Soto / March 7, 2012

First Spin: Hear Perfume Genius’ ‘Put Your Back N 2 It’

Not too long ago, Mike Hadreas' Perfume Genius project faced certain peril: in the fall of 2010, as part of Matador Records' 21st birthday celebration…
David Bevan / February 13, 2012

Perfume Genius Brings Sad Tales to Very Quiet Room

Things got real serious last night with Mike Hadreas, a.k.a. Perfume Genius. In front of 40 people or so at Williamsburg venue Zebulon, the Seattle-based…
Luke McCormick / February 10, 2012