Album Reviews
2:30 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Perfume Genius // Put Your Back N 2 It

Released 2.25.12 Matador

Another hauntingly soft and beautiful turn through the painful past of Mike Hadreas. This time the melodies aren't hung so gauntly on the notes of a singular piano, as with Learning, but fleshed out with a little more instrumentation and collaboration. Back deals with many of the same issues as Learning, but with a tinge of nourishment added to the pallor.

The title Put Your Back N 2 It makes an unsettling, sarcastic light of the affects of physical abuse, prejudice, and self-loathing dealt with in the album. On Back Hadreas drags his demons and ghosts into the open to desiccate their shadows. You get the feeling it's cleansing- you and him.  Recommended Tracks: No Tear (3), Dark Parts (7), Hood (9), Floating Spit (11)

 

- DJ Jurassica