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New album in September, here's a new song:
would have sounded a bit rubbish if he'd gone even deeper into that Back N2 It sound though, so looking forward to the album
"no family survives when i sashay" is such a good line. i love him so much
yeah, it is, though.
just listened to that Ru Paul track the other say, it's pretty great.
this definatly has AOTY potential
Loved the last album, and was a bit taken aback that this seems a bit less earnest and a bit more of a PRODUCTION, I don't know. But the music caught my ear a couple of times and now I'm enjoying it - roll on the album!
.....whren I will buy it any listen to it in order and in full.
he pays for all this PR and not even his most adoring fans will click on a link
glad to see him offer up something different as Put Your Back N 2 It nailed his maudlin side so perfectly that it'd be a shame to release a slightly worse version.
he is so fucking fabulous. listened to the song maybe 30 times in the past 3 days, it's taking over my life
Ridiculously excited for the new album.
Either Pitchfork or DiS (maybe both) left it out of their top 50.
but it was overlooked on the whole (ranked number 60 in Acclaimedmusic's end of 2012 spreadsheet)
Dates and Tickets for Perfume Genius
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Islington Assembly Hall
Doors at 19:30 BOOK TICKETS
a 100 capacity show in Hackney on Monday night, tickets and details here:
Just bought 2.
Anyone have a spare or preferably two?!!!
waiting on friends to get back to me, but i'll let you know.
Anyone else think he is a just not as good Chris Garneau?
The new album is really special. Lots of weird moments of ambience/electronica but still some quiet piano moments too. He's just great.
not totally convinced how much I *like* it, on first listen, but it's probably gonna be good in the context of the album. I always liked his more synth-y stuff best (Floating Spit and Gay Angels are the best songs on their respective albums) but this is like ten steps in that direction, it's quite a shift.
Really enjoying this so far, it's very much a development from the first two albums, much more expansive in terms of sound and production.
First impressions: I'm still not sure about the heavier, synth-lead tracks. They feel a bit jarring to me, especially alongside some of the sweetest pop songs he's written (the finger-clicking on Fool, ahhhh, this is my favourite at the moment) ... Does build nicely though.
(I've listened to the album about three times)
I think this is very good. I find myself more drawn to the tracks which are very different to his past work. Don't know how I feel about his more 'conventional' work and how those songs fare in comparison to the old ones, but the new sounds are very interesting. I particularly like Grid, I'm a Mother and another one whose title I can't recall.
As with the last How To Dress Well album, I am not enjoying the more expansive sound. I agree about the jarring nature of the heavier tracks, while the more sedate songs only intermittently click with me.
...but checked out 'Queen' (possibly my track of the year) and 'Grid' off the back off this thread, phenomenal stuff. A real find, thanks guys. Can't wait for this album.
tried his other stuff and not really been into it. But loving this album - Fool especially
Incredible, never really felt his old stuff but i am definitely going to have to buy this when I get paid..... at the end of October.
the electronic/noisy stuff and the standard piano ones mesh really well, it's definitely a more complete album than the other two. Really like Grid now, it's a monster, and I'm A Mother is almost a Xiu Xiu song except that it's probably better than anything Jamie Stewart's done in the last 10 years. Fool's the standout though (other than Queen), what a tune.
Finally managed to gather my thoughts and review it: http://iplugtoyou.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/perfume-genius-too-bright-review.html
love him so much.
that video off the last album with the porn star who committed suicide (:() is one of the best music videos I've ever seen
though I strongly suspect that I('ll) hate everything else he's done. (Just listened to title track of last album. Not my bag.)
Is the rest of this new album more like Queen and less like Put Your Back N 2 It?
I loved the last album though
Just listened to Grid and that's pretty decent.
Sounds like the two singles are the best two tracks on the album then?
Really impressive stuff. Not sure why I wasn't initially excited for this, loved his first two. The structure and theme remind of Total Loss by HTDW and Cupid Deluxe by Blood Orange (lazy comparison).
"You don't need to assimilate. You don't need to insist on an unremarkable masculinity just to be allowed to exist in culture as a queer person. You don't need to soothe heteropatriarchy's fraying ends. You don't need to ask for permission.
You can show up to your first network TV appearance in a BDSM harness and killer red nails because you've just made a perfect album about the ways your body keeps betraying you. You can sing about how you feel disgusting and diseased all the time but fuck it -- you're claiming that word "queen" anyway because you're here and your hair looks amazing. You can hit those high notes and bare your nervousness and that's okay, that's part of it, that's always been written into the song. It's not a gay lib anthem; it never was."
Didn't think much to that performance at all to be honest. I know its hard to capture the live experience on TV, but it felt really weak (and his voice sounded off, which it never has when I've seen him before)
should've done the future islands dance
foxes in fiction are supporting the london show! such great news!
even though it sounded kind of shit - does that make sense?