Tame Impala Announce North American Summer Arena Tour With Perfume Genius

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Tame-ImpalaEarly next year, Aussie psych superstars Tame Impala will return with the new album The Slow Rush, their first in five years. Kevin Parker and his co-conspirators have already shared a handful of early songs, the most recent of which is the sprawling “Posthumous Forgiveness.” And now they’ve unveiled the dates … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

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The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010sA decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »

Perfume Genius – “Pop Song”

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Last month, Perfume Genius released “Eye In The Wall,” a gorgeously textured and atmospheric piece that landed among our best songs of the week. Mike Hadreas composed the track for The Sun Still Burns Here, a new dance and live performance show that was created in collaboration with choreographer … More »

Perfume Genius – “Eye In The Wall”

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Perfume-Genius-Eye-In-The-WallIt’s been a little more than two years since Perfume Genius, the pop auteur otherwise known as Mike Hadreas, released the excellent No Shape, his last album. In that time, as others have noticed, Perfume Genius music has become the go-to soundtrack for anyone making a movie or show about lost … More »

Perfume Genius Collaborates On New Dance Work The Sun Still Burns Here

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Perfume-Genius-dance-projectMike Hadreas, the artist better known as Perfume Genius, has always been a physically expressive performer, and he’s made dance a crucial part of his generally stunning live shows and videos. And now he’s about to make it a focus. Hadreas has collaborated with the choreographer Kate Wallich and her company the YC … More »

Florence + The Machine Announce North American Tour With Blood Orange, Perfume Genius, Others

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Florence-And-The-MachineOver the past few years, Florence + The Machine have already played just about every major festival in the world, and they’ve headlined most of them. So there is a very good chance that you’ve already seen their live show. But it’s a show that’s worth catching a second time, since Florence Welch is an … More »

Perfume Genius – “Not For Me” (Bobby Darin Cover)

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Last week, Perfume Genius shared a rework of No Shape‘s closing track “Alan” as part of a two-song partnership with the boutique hotel record label W Records, with its streaming proceeds going towards Immigration Equality. More »

Perfume Genius – “Alan (Rework)”

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Perfume Genius has shared a rework of “Alan,” the closing track from his excellent 2017 album No Shape. The original has a sort of suffocating ambiance to it, while this version opens things up a little more, adding in more strings and piano and some room the breathe, but remains still chillingly beautiful … More »

Pearl Jam, NIN, Arctic Monkeys Make NOS Alive 2018 A Thrilling, Rock-Dominated Festival

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Over the last 11 years under a few different iterations, Lisbon’s NOS Alive has sneakily become one of Europe’s more appealing festivals. It isn’t hard for international fests to be more enticing than the ones stateside these days, where lineups have become increasingly repetitive. NOS Alive, like other European festivals, tends to offer something more … More »