After performing new single “Wreath” on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Perfume Genius today launched a dance contest for the song. Fans are invited to…Read More
Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas. His second album, Put Your Back N 2 It, was released on February 20, 2012.
Hadreas began composing music after he moved from New York to live with his mother in Everett, Washington. In 2008, he set up a MySpace page under the name Perfume Genius. His debut album, Learning, was released on 21 June 2010, through Turnstile Records in Europe and Matador Records in the United States. In 2011, Mike supported the band Beirut on their North American tour. In September of the same year he played Split Works’ inaugural Black Rabbit festival in China alongside acts like Gold Panda and Mount Kimbie. Hadreas’ sophomore album, Put Your Back N 2 It, was released on February 20, 2012. The promotional video for the album, featuring Hadreas and pornographic actor Arpad Miklos embracing each other wearing only underwear, was deemed unsafe for family viewing by YouTube.
He was one of several Seattle-area artists and musicians featured in the exhibit “Mw [Moment Magnitude]” at the Frye Art Museum, October 13, 2012 — January 20, 2013. As part of the exhibit, he gave a performance at the museum October 27, 2012.
Today, Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released the second video from his album No Shape, which came out last Friday. “Die 4 You” is…Read More
Oh how titles can come back to haunt artists. On this follow up to Mike Hadreas’ (aka Perfume Genius) follow-up to his breakthrough album…Read More
Today at 3pm EST, in the middle of a Twitter Q&A, Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, just dropped the second song from his forthcoming…Read More
Perfume Genius will release his fourth album, No Shape on May 5th via Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by…Read More
To celebrate The Broad’s first summer, the museum today announced two major public programming series, inspired by artists in the Broad collection and The…Read More
Mike Haderas AKA Perfume Genius, recently guested on an episode of Northern Transmissions’ ‘Records in my Life.’ He talked about records by Low, PJ…Read More
Since the release of Jenny Hval’s 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky, multidisciplinary and transgressive artist, Jenny Hval, has toured extensively, including a North American run…Read More
MusicNOW was founded in 2006 by Cincinnati born Bryce Dessner of The National with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer…Read More
Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, today released a music video for “Fool,” the 3rd single from his 3rd album, Too Bright (Matador Records/Turnstile). Directed by Charlotte…Read More
Last year, Mike Hadreas, better known as Perfume Genius, helped form the beautiful centerpiece of Welsch singer Cate Le Bon’s under rated album Mug Museum, dueting with her on the fluttering ballad “I Think I Knew.” Hadreas’ quivering voice is a beautiful instrument that can teeter between wounded:Read More
Dusted has announced that they will be hitting the road this October with Perfume Genius. The tour kicks off in Minneapolis on October 2nd and takes the band to throughout the U.S. and Canada during the monthRead More