Published Jul 15, 2014It's been a while since we heard from Seattle pop brooder Perfume Genius (a.k.a. Mike Hadreas), but that's set to change this year as the artist has announced his third LP.
Called Too Bright, the album is "less self-conscious, and less concerned with storytelling and easily digested melodies," a press release promises. The record is also described as being reminiscent of Kate Bush's The Dreaming or Scott Walker's Tilt.
The album was recorded with Portishead's Adrian Utley and features John Parish on several tracks.
Hadreas says that the album is inspired by "an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since ten and has just begun to bubble up."
Matador will issue Too Bright on September 23. The album's tracklisting is available below, as is a stream of new song "Queen" and all of the artist's upcoming tour dates. These include a stop in Toronto on October 4.
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
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/27 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/29 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
09/30 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
10/01 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/02 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/04 Toronto, ON - Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/06 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
10/07 Brooklyn, MA - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/08 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10/09 Washington, DC - The Hamilton
10/10 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room
10/11 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
10/13 Dallas, TX - Three Links
10/14 Austin, TX - The Parish
10/16 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
10/17 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
10/19 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
10/21 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
10/22 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
10/24 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/25 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre