A Take Away Show (Video)

    Put Your Back N 2 It by Perfume Genius has been a tender early 2012 highlight, full of dark corners and startling intimacy. Mike Hadreas is a great subject for La Blogotheque‘s roving camera crew, who capture him at the piano with minimal backing over three cuts from that record—the outstanding “Hood,” “Normal Song” and “Dark Parts.” Apparently this was recorded at a restaurant somewhere in New York City, but my French isn’t that great and Google Translate doesn’t work that well, so the rest of the details remain a mystery. But this is a wonderful way to witness these songs being performed, with Hadreas demonstrating a startling maturity that prior Perfume Genius work could only hint at. Check them out in the clips below.