Posted in music | pictures on July 22, 2010

photos by Amanda Hatfield

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"He's a tender, bruised singer, like a less affected Antony. Though he rarely works with much beyond piano, he writes sturdy melodies and arrangements, solid enough to carry his bleak lyrics, doled out frugally.

"Look Out, Look Out," which opened the show, began with spooky, elongated notes played by Alan Wyffels (who played keyboards, the only backing musician) before Mr. Hadreas's piano darkened the mood. The galloping piano line on "You Won't B Here" recalled Coldplay. On "Learning" repeated, bright two-note bursts cut through morbid lower-register chords as Mr. Hadreas sang menacing lines in a hopeful way: "You will learn to mind me/And you will learn to survive/Me.""[NY Times]

To quote Amanda, "I definitely feel like I witnessed something pretty special." She was referring to the Perfume Genius show she shot at 92YTribeca on Tuesday. The pictures are in this post. That's part of the NY Times review above.

If you still haven't listened to the record, it's still streaming. If you're not totally convinced that you should go check him out at Glasslands on Friday night (where I hope to be since I missed the show to see Rufus Wainwright on Tuesday), check out the Seattle studio session videos, with more pictures from 92Y, below...

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Comments (11)

I'm confused.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 6:39 PM

Where's the 'GAY' button on this thing...?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 6:44 PM

"Where's the 'GAY' button on this thing...?"

BV...you seriously should take offense comments this off your site.

Not. Cool.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 8:15 PM

^^ what? that's the best comment of the day. gay or straight, you should seriously take offense to that dude's gay-ass songs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 8:32 PM

wtf is an "offense comment"

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 10:56 PM

double rainbow all the way

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 11:26 PM

This guy's music is awesome, but that comment is pretty funny.

Lighten up, politically-correct dillweed

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 12:27 AM

this looks like photos from the tight asshole convention.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 3:06 AM

this was a phenomenal show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 9:24 AM

....what does it mean.....?.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 9:31 AM

LOLZ

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:00 AM

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