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Video: Perfume Genius – “Hood”

on January 18, 2012, 10:47am

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If you merely listened to the vast majority of pop music, you’d start to think that love is a terrible thing that will one day kill us all. Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) says otherwise, defending the sanctity of love in the music video for “Hood”, our second taste from his forthcoming LP, Put Your Back N  2 It. In the clip, Hadreas has Hungarian gay porn star Arpad Miklos play his lover, creating a comically mismatched couple. Between spooning sessions and photo shoots in Freddy Kreueger masks, Miklos brushes his lover’s hair and paints his face with lipstick.

Despite the goofy nature of the clip, Hadreas told Pitchfork that the message is an overwhelmingly powerful and self-aware lesson in love, saying, ”The song’s about how if someone knew you 100%, they would go away. So, in the video, I didn’t acknowledge him until I was fully done-up in all my gear and my wig. That’s how I feel in general. That freaky shit underneath– that’s kind of who I am, really.” Watch the video below.

Put Your Back N 2 It hits stores on February 21st via Matador.

Put Your Back N 2 It Tracklist:
01. Awol Marine
02. Normal Song
03. No Tear
04. 17
05. Take Me Home
06. Dirge
07. Dark Parts
08. All Waters
09. Hood
10. Put Your Back N2 It
11. Floating Spit
12. Sister Song

Perfume Genius 2012 Tour Dates:
03/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
03/23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
03/24 - Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
03/26 – Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
03/27 – Austin, TX @ Lambert’s
03/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/30 – Durham, NC @ The Garage
03/31 – Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe
04/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
04/03 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
04/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
04/06 – Northampton, MA @ Iron House
04/07 – Montreal, QC @ Le Divan Orange
04/08 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
04/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Centre
04/13 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
04/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
04/17 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
04/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
04/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

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