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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

Perfume Genius - Pitchfork's "Sounds Like" Tonight, Live From Philadelphia Tomorrow



(photo by Ebru Yildiz)

On the heels of last night's amazing show at a sold out Brooklyn Steel, you can watch Perfume Genius' Mike Haedras in conversation with host Eavvon O'Neal on Pitchform's new Facebook Live series "Sounds Like", tonight at 6:30pm eastern, hosted by Pandora Premium.

Tomorrow night's Perfume Genius show at Philadelphia's Union Transfer (May 18) is being streamed live by Pitchfork starting at 9:45pm.

buy or stream 'No Shape'
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Perfume Genius online :
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Perfume Genius - "Die 4 U" Video, Interview on NPR's "Morning Edition"



"Die 4 You" - directed by Floria Sigismondi



Following last Friday's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and the release of the 4th Perfume Genius album, 'No Shape' to nearly universal acclaim, we're pleased to present the album's 2nd music video, "Die For You", directed by Floria Sigismondi and featuring sculpture from Rosa Verloop. A massive worldwide tour itinerary (as shown below) commences tomorrow night (Wednesday) at Detroit's Magic Stick.

Below, you can hear Mike Hadreas interviewed by NPR's Barton Girdwood, from Tuesday's broadcast of "Morning Edition"



stream "Slip Away"
order 'No Shape'
order 'No Shape' on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)


TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 - Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 - Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 - Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 - Heaven - London, UK - Tickets
June 9 - AB Club - Brussels BE - Tickets
June 11 - We Love Green Festival - Paris FR - Tickets
June 13 - Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam NE - Tickets
June 14 - Berghain/Kantine - Berlin DE - Tickets
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 - Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle WA
August 10-11 - Way Out West - Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 - Haven Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 - Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet

Perfume Genius online :
Perfumegenius.org
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Perfume Genius - "Slip Away" on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"



For those who were unable to tune in live on Friday, Perfume Genius performed "Slip Away" for the first time on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This was the first time any song from No Shape has been performed live. You might be able to spot Blake Mills, who produced the album on stage. The album is officially out now and there's nothing standing in your way to enjoy the album in full.

For some extra reading material, check out reviews and features from the likes of The Guardian, The New Yorker & The Ringer.
BUY/STREAM LINK 
Handy map of stores carrying the record (indie edition is clear vinyl)
perfumegenius.org/retail/
ONLINE

Perfume Genius - 'No Shape' Out Today, Appearing On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Tonight



(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

Today (Friday, May 4) marks the release date for one of 2017's most anticipated and critically acclaimed new album's, Perfume Genius' 'No Shape'. If you've yet to order the album, here's a map of U.S. independent retailers who have the clear vinyl edition (as shown below)

You can catch Perfume Genius tonight on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" at 11:35 eastern / 10:35 central. Colbert's other guests are Richard Gere and Maria Bamford.

stream "Slip Away"
order 'No Shape'
order 'No Shape' on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)






TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 - Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 - Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 - Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 - The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
June 8 - Heaven - London, UK - Tickets
June 9 - AB Club - Brussels BE - Tickets
June 11 - We Love Green Festival - Paris FR - Tickets
June 13 - Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam NE - Tickets
June 14 - Berghain/Kantine - Berlin DE - Tickets
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 - Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle WA
August 10-11 - Way Out West - Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 - Haven Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 - Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet

Perfume Genius online :
Perfumegenius.org
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Perfume Genius Twitter Q&A, New Single "Go Ahead"

If you missed the @perfumegenius LIVE Q&A today, there is still a chance to see Mike answer all the great questions that were submitted.

"how many diet cokes have you had today?"
"I'm at the mall rn, where your favorite store to go at mall?"
"what's your favorite song off the new album"
"Who were your first/strangest musical obsessions as a kid?"

Those are just the tip of the iceberg... I'd urge you to visit the legendary official Perfume Genius twitter account immediately.

MORE Perfume Genius news: In the middle of answering questions this afternoon a new song was released. Go Ahead... and follow this link to pick the way you'd like to hear the second track released from No Shape which will officially be out in the world on May 5th. Not too much longer!

PRE-ORDER 'NO SHAPE'
No Shape pre-orders: http://smarturl.it/No_Shape
No Shape - LP http://smarturl.it/NoShape_LP
No Shape - Digital http://smarturl.it/No_Shape_Digital
PERFUME GENIUS ONLINE

Perfume Genius Announces European Dates


(photo by Alessia Naccarato)

Our favourite child of radiant light returns to European shores this June – playing a short run of festival and headline shows. Perfume Genius’ new album ‘No Shape’ will be released by Matador worldwide on May 5th.

June 8 - Heaven - London, UK - Tickets
June 9 - AB Club - Brussels BE - Tickets
June 11 - We Love Green Festival - Paris FR - Tickets
June 13 - Paradiso Noord - Amsterdam NE - Tickets
June 14 - Berghain/Kantine - Berlin DE - Tickets




stream “Slip Away”
preorder ‘No Shape’
preorder ‘No Shape’ on CD or 2XLP (limited clear vinyl or black vinyl editions)


Perfume Genius online :
Perfumegenius.org
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Perfume Genius - 'No Shape' coming May 5, "Slip Away" Video Premiere Via The Fader





"Slip Away", directed by Andrew Thomas Huang


(photo by Inez and Vinoodh)




Perfume Genius, nom de poster+wraith of musician Mike Hadreas, will release his fourth album, 'No Shape', May 5 on Matador Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, produced by Blake Mills, mixed by Shawn Everett.

The video for the first single, “Slip Away,” was directed by longtime Bjork collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang  and is co-presented by The Fader, whose current Perfume Genius cover story is a peek into his mindset upon completing the album in January.

Perfume Genius’s 2014 breakout album 'Too Bright'—called “awe-inspiring, magnificent” by NPR—marked a musical and performative leap that sounds unlike anything before or since. With his new songs, he goes even further, merging church music, makeout music, R&B, art pop, krautrock, and queer soul into his take on stadium anthems.

Of the album, Hadreas says: “I pay my rent. I’m approaching health. The things that are bothering me personally now are less clear, more confusing. I don’t think I really figured them out with these songs. There’s something freeing about how I don’t have it figured out. Unpacking little morsels, magnifying my discomfort, wading through buried harm, laughing at or digging in to the embarrassing drama of it all. I may never come out the other side but it’s invigorating to try and hopefully, ultimately helpful. I think a lot of them are about trying to be happy in the face of whatever bullshit I created for myself or how horrible everything and everyone is.”

In a bio for the album, writer Choire Sicha says, “God is all around actually and some of these songs are about being equal and some are about the witchcraft of believing. This is church music the same way Prince’s Black Album is — too dirty. It’s femme art pop the way Kate Bush’s The Dreaming is — too scary.”

track listing :
1. Otherside
2. Slip Away
3. Just Like Love
4. Go Ahead
5. Valley
6. Wreath
7. Every Night
8. Choir
9. Die 4 You
10. Sides (feat. Weyes Blood)
11. Braid
12. Run Me Through
13. Alan
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TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 - Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 - Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 - Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 - The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 - Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Sunday, July 23 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle WA
August 10-11 - Way Out West - Gothenburg, Sweden
August 11-12 - Haven Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, August 18 - Pukkelpop, Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet

Perfume Genius online :

Perfumegenius.org
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Perfume Genius - Spring/Summer North American Dates



While there's another rather huge bit of news to share in the near future, today we can confirm a number of May and July headlining dates for Perfume Genius, with support from Serpentwithfeet. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Saturday, March 11 - Marfa Myths, Marfa TX%

NEW TOUR DATES
Wednesday, May 10 - Magic Stick Lounge, Detroit MI*
Thursday, May 11 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Toronto ON*
Friday, May 12 - Theatre Fairmount, Montreal, QC*
Saturday, May 13 - Royale, Boston MA*
Monday, May 15 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC*
Tuesday, May 16 - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY*
Thursday, May 18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA*
Friday, May 19 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC*
Saturday, May 20 - Terminal West, Atlanta GA*
Sunday, May 21 - Exit/In, Nashville TN*
Tuesday, May 23 - The Back Room at Colectivo, Milwaukee WI*
Wednesday, May 24 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN*
Thursday, May 25 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL*
Friday June 16-Saturdauy June 17, Eaux Claires Festival, Eaux Claires, WI
Saturday, July 15 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, July 16 - Revolution Hall, Portland OR
Tuesday, July 18 - The Independent, San Francisco CA
Thursday August 31-Sunday, September 3 - End Of The Road Festival, South Wiltshire, United Kingdom

* - w/ Serpentwithfeet
% collaboration with Weyes Blood

Perfume Genius online :

Perfumegenius.org
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
You Tube Channel

Perfume Genius Covered Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love" For Prada



In collaboration with Prada, there is a Perfume Genius cover of Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love" out in the world. This cover is every bit has amazing as you'd imagine it to be. A clip of the song can be previewed in the ad above and the full version available from your preferred streaming here: http://smarturl.it/CantHelpFallingNLove

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PERFUME GENIUS - BOILER ROOM SESSION


Perfume Genius Boiler Room x FORM Arcosanti... by brtvofficial

This session was filmed last month during the third edition of FORM Arcosanti.

The best way to keep up with Perfume Genius is to follow him on Twitter.


The Ten "Best" Perfume Genius Tweets of 2016 In Honor Of Twitter's 10th Birthday



In honor of Twitter's 10th Birthday, I decided to cull together ten of my personal favorite Perfume Genius tweets from this year, so far. It would have been way too emotionally draining to go back farther. There are just too many exceptional ones as you can gauge from below.

We're all just living in Mike's world. Follow Perfume Genius on Twitter HERE.



 



























MATADOR AT PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL (CHICAGO) 2015

A reminder for everyone lucky enough to be at Pitchfork this weekend that we have the following playing:

Friday 17th July

Steve Gunn 5.15 (Blue)

Tobias Jesso Jr 6.15 (Blue)

Iceage 7.15 (Blue)

Saturday 18th July

Kurt Vile 4.15 (Green)

The New Pornographers 6.15 (Green)

Sunday 19th July

Perfume Genius 3.14 (Blue)

For those of you that can't make it, all performances will be live streamed here: http://pitchfork.com/news/60410-pitchfork-music-festival-streams-live-all-weekend/

MATADOR AT PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL

Just a heads up for those lucky enough to be at Primavera Festival this weekend cos we have a TON of bands playing:

Belle and Sebastian, Fucked Up, Iceage, Interpol, The New Pornographers, Perfume Genius, The Thurston Moore Band and Tobias Jesso Jr are all appearing.

A few of these performances will also be live streamed here. See bands and times below:

Friday

The New Pornographers: 19.30 - 20.25 Channel 1

Belle and Sebastian: 21.30 - 22.30 Channel 2

Saturday

Fucked Up: 19.30 - 20.20 Channel 2

Interpol: 22.20 - 23.34 Channel 1

COACHELLA WEEKEND 2: INTERPOL, BELLE & SEBASTIAN AND PERFUME GENIUS



Below find the details on where to catch Matador bands during the second weekend of Coachella, which begins in a mere number of hours.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol – 7:25pm PST – Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius – 1:55pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian – 6:40 pm PST – Outdoor Theatre

This weekend with have a live broadcast from the festival on the AXS TV Network (with a replay within 24 hours for time zone purposes).

Relive last weekend's sets here: youtube.com/coachella and Coachella.com.

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN & PERFUME GENIUS AT GLASTONBURY

Attention Glastonbury goers! Belle and Sebastian and Perfume Genius will be performing at the festival this summer,  24th - 28th June. Aren't you lucky.



 

VIDEOS: INTERPOL AND PERFUME GENIUS AT COACHELLA

Interpol, April 9th, Coachella Stage


Perfume Genius, April 10th, Outdoor Theatre


(videos courtesy of Coachella)

COACHELLA WEEKEND 1: INTERPOL, BELLE & SEBASTIAN AND PERFUME GENIUS



For those attending "Coachella" this weekend find information below on where to catch Matador bands this during weekend 1 of the festival.

TOMORROW, Friday, April 9

Interpol - 7:25pm PST - Coachella Stage

Saturday, April 10

Perfume Genius - 1:55pm PST - Outdoor Theatre

Belle and Sebastian - 6:40 pm PST - Outdoor Theatre

Not attending? It's the future and you can can stream sets on youtube.com/coachella and Coachella.com as well as turn into Sirius radio for the live broadcast.

 

 

PRIMAVERA SOUND 2015 BARCELONA - ANNOUNCED