:: An exquisitely crafted album!
Nearly three years have passed since Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius released his sophomore LP Put Your Back N 2 It. But the waiting’s over now, the Seattle based singer/songwriter is about to release his third album Too Bright next week, but you can listen to the entire thing already now.
Too Bright drops officially in the UK/Europe on September 22, 2014 via Matador Records. North America sees release of the album the day after (September 23). The LP will be available as download, CD and 12″ signes gold vinyl LP. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Too Bright directly from Recordstore.
The album is streaming in its entirety above (via the Perfume Genius Soundcloud). Perfume Genius recorded the set of eleven songs in Bristol together with Adrian Utley of Portishead and engineer/producer Ali Chant. NPR premiered the album stream for the US a few days ago, you can learn more about Too Bright in accompanying feature.
Grid is the second single taken from Too Bright. The song comes with an excellent music video directed by Charlotte Rutherford, watch it above. The video fits in the thematic pattern of the album on which Hadreas recently commented in a press release to be the following: “A lot of these songs are me trying to claim some power in situations that would typically depress or alienate or victimize me. Also, no matter how good I feel there is a darkness hanging, which I don’t agree with – giving it a voice is an attempt at freeing it so it can potentially dissipate.”
Perfume Genius is touring the US in September/October (including one show in Toronto, Canada) and Europe in November. You can check out the upcoming dates below and watch the official video for the album’s first single Queen. The clip is directed by Cody Critcheloe aka SSION.
1. I Decline
4. No Good
5. My Body
6. Don’t Let Them In
9. I’m a Mother
10. Too Bright
11. All Along
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 26 Sep 2014 // Salt Lake City, UT, USA // Urban Lounge
Sat 27 Sep 2014 // Denver, CO, USA // Hi-Drive
Mon 29 Sep 2014 // Kansas City, MO, USA // The Riot Room
Tue 30 Sep 2014 // Minneapolis, MN, USA // Triple Rock Social Club
Wed 01 Oct 2014 // Chicago, IL, USA // Lincoln Hall
Thu 02 Oct 2014 // Detroit, MI, USA // Magic Stick
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
More ‘Perfume Genius’ on Music Pickings:
2011, Dec 17 − All Waters / New Album ‘Put Yout Back N 2 It’