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How Late-Night Television has become a Venue for Social Issues

Upon arriving on stage, Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius was nervous. Not only was this Hadreas’ debut televised performance, but he would be reaching out to a wide audience unaware of who he was. 945 more words


Album of the Week, February 15: Put Your Back N 2 It by Perfume Genius

Mike Hadreas  spent a few years in New York, then moved in with his mother in the Seattle suburb of Everett, WA. Processing the amazing but often overwhelming experience of the Big Apple, he used the relative isolation to write poems and music. 795 more words

Album Of The Week

Perfume Genius and "Owning the Gay"

He has an earth-shattering falsetto, his hair is perfectly coiffed, he is openly gay, and he is responsible for one of the most phenomenal albums of last year. 543 more words


Queen by Perfume Genius

“Queen” by Perfume Genius is a dramatic piece that can only work with uncompromising commitment to sexual expression. Mike Hadreas is the guy to credit for this one. 398 more words


Record Bulletin, 1/12: Perfume Genius and She & Him

Sweet Nothings

Think of this post as nothing but filler until my next Record Bulletin, which will come with actual recommendations. Shortly thereafter my year-end list and crap essay will follow, hopefully with a guest contribution. 112 more words


Perfume Genius - "Queen"

Too Bright, released this past September on Matador, is the third album from Seattle-based singer songwriter Mike Hadreas, also known as Perfume Genius. “Queen,” the first single from the album, is a powerful track characterized by a heavy, persistent fuzzbass rhythm and haunting synthesized vocals. 7 more words

16. Too Bright - Perfume Genius

Mike Hadreas, or Perfume Genius, had one of the biggest breakout years of any musician, or even any celebrity figure. His flamboyant persona came to the spotlight with lead single “Queen”, in which his usually passive, quietly emotive figure shone in the spotlight for all its glory and power. 205 more words

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