Perfume Genius announces sophomore album: Put Your Back N 2 It

    Perfume Genius (aka Seattle songwriter Mike Hadreas) will return early next year with his sophomore LP Put Your Back N 2 It. The follow up to 2010’s Learning, the 12-track effort was recorded in England and Seattle with Andrew Morgan and John Goodmanson. The end result, according to Matador Records, “is much more universal, addressing intimacy, power, family, secrecy, and hope, not just through his impressionistic lyrics, but the music itself, which is as lush as Learning was stark.”

    As an early preview, you can stream the track titled “All Waters” below. Or you can check out Perfume Genius’ new three-piece lineup on the road this month when Hadreas and co. open a string of East coast dates for Beirut. The album’s tracklist and tour schedule are further down the page.

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

    Perfume Genius – “All Waters”


    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 2011 Tour Dates:
    12/05 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
    12/07 – Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theatre *
    12/08 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    12/10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar *
    12/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar *
    12/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
    12/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *

    * = w/ Beirut