Perfume Genius Releases New Single "Take Me Home" And Announces UK/US Tour Dates

“5 stars - you couldn’t fail to be intoxicated” – CD of the Week, Independent 

“4 stars – Hadreas has mastered the art of melancholy” – Q

2012 has seen Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, go steadily from strength to strength. His sophomore album, the gorgeous Put Your Back N2 It, saw him earn his biggest raves to date on both sides of the pond (everyone from Pitchfork and Spin to NME and The Guardian), with resulting tours across the UK and Europe selling out and effortlessly capturing audience’s hearts. Add in supporters like Michael Stipe and Courtney Love, and his singularly beautiful videos for previous singles “Dark Parts” and “Hood” gaining over half a million views, and you have a musician who has undoubtedly consolidated his arrival as one of the most potent and unexpected new talents around.

Now Perfume Genius is releasing his third single “Take Me Home” – a jewel of a song whose upbeat, majestic pop sheen masks an unnerving undertow of emotional oblivion and desperation, as he says he will be “like a shadow of a shadow of a shadow...for you”, like a man so eager to be loved that he will even annihilate his sense of self in the process.  Stream "Take Me Home" below.

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To support the single, he will also be returning to the UK and Europe to play his biggest shows yet. Having recently supported the likes of The XX and Sigur Ros, Perfume Genius will now play select dates with Grizzly Bear in August, as well as a string of festivals and headline dates in the UK, including London’s Union Chapel, on September 6. He will then embark on an extensive tour of the US in October.

28 – The Junction, Cambridge w/ Grizzly Bear
29 – Albert Hall, Nottingham w/ Grizzly Bear
30 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
31 – The Globe, Cardiff

1 – End of the Road, North Dorset
4 – SWG3, Glasgow
5 – Glee Club, Birmingham
6 – Union Chapel, London

2 – Bryant Lake Bowl, Minneapolis
3 – Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago
5 – 918 Bathurst Space, Toronto
6 – Il Motore, Montreal
7 – Johnny D’s, Somerville
8 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
9 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York
11 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia
12 – The Hamilton, Washington
13 – The Arts Center, Carrboro
15 – The High Watt, Nashville
17 – Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth
18 – Central Presbyterian Church, Austin
20 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
21 – Club Congress, Tucscon
22 – Irenic, San Diego
23 – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles
24 – Swedish American Hall, San Francisco
26 – Aladdin Theater, Portland

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