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Review: Perfume Genius’ No Shape Is an Ornate Yet Intimately Romantic Epic

Did we ever settle on a definition of "chamber pop," the genre that, for a minute, defined any indie band who were friends with a…
Anna Gaca / May 5, 2017

Stream Perfume Genius’ New Album No Shape

Following a steady stream of new material, Seattle songwriter Perfume Genius has returned with a new album, his fourth. Titled No Shape, this one follows 2014's Too…
Rob Arcand / May 5, 2017

Perfume Genius – “Go Ahead”

Perfume Genius has released a second song from his forthcoming album No Shape called "Go Ahead." The artist premiered the song during a Twitter Q+A. Listen…
Geena Kloeppel / April 19, 2017

New Music: Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”

Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, has formally announced his new album, the follow-up to 2014's Too Bright. No Shape is out May 5 via Matador. He's also shared…
Jeremy Gordon / March 21, 2017

Hear a Snippet of Perfume Genius’s “Choir,” the First Peek at an Album Apparently Called No Shape

Last month, synth-pop singer-songwriter Perfume Genius announced an upcoming summer tour in support of an unannounced new album. On Twitter today, Mike Hadreas shared a melodramatic video clip featuring…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2017

Perfume Genius Announces Tour, New Album Coming This Year

Perfume Genius has announced a U.S. tour, beginning with a performance at the Marfa Myths festival in May, and ending in San Francisco in July. These…
Andy Cush / February 14, 2017

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
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