Band of the Day (8.6.10) Perfume Genius

6 Aug

BOD: (8.6.10) PERFUME GENIUS

Trembling voices always seem to catch my attention. It’s those solo guys that hole themselves up under some form of depression and write music that is so heartfelt that you can’t help but hope that this is their form of catharsis. The recent success of Bon Iver and Damon McMahon (Amen Dunes) prove that sharing your pain with a simple piano or an acoustic guitar can bring well earned blog and fan appeal. Perfume Genius, Mike Hadreas, is no exception to this rule. He is a Seattle native with a soft, fragile voice backed simply by a piano and lo-fi echoes. His songs stammer in minor chords and reflect on suicide, depression and loss. The amazing thing is that through the gray, you see his ability to spray one ray of sunshine. I don’t expect you to put this on your Summer Fun playlist, but if you want quality mood music, grab your headphones, a bottle of wine and a comfy chair, Hadreas is sure to take you on a roller coaster of emotions.

A few tracks are included below:
“Mr. Peterson” – Track about the loss of a favorite teacher to suicide.

“Learning” – A bad break-up

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4 Responses to “Band of the Day (8.6.10) Perfume Genius”

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  1. The Week in Review (8.7.10) « NewBandDay - August 8, 2010

    […] revival rock with an authentic analog sound and vocals that come from the heart. Friday (8.6.10) Perfume Genius Perfume Genius, Mike Hadreas, is no exception to this rule. He is a Seattle native with a soft, […]

  2. Best New Bands of 2010 HUMMINGBIRD AWARD: #15 Perfume Genius « NewBandDay - December 10, 2010

    […] Original BOD Post: 8.16.10 […]

  3. Best New Bands 2011 Band of the Day (2.7.11) James Vincent McMorrow « NewBandDay - February 7, 2011

    […] Hometown: Dublin, Ireland Members: James Vincent McMorrow Sonic Soulmates: Bon Iver, Perfume Genius, Damon McMahon of Amen Dunes Must Hear Tracks: “If I Had a Boat” – […]

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