ATX Spotlight: Have A Nice Weekend

Night DriveWill I see anyone out this weekend? Seems everyone I know went to Lolla to photo and party. I want to Lolla, but not really. I reckon I’ll be at GvB at Mohawk. On to the week ending jam.

I hate covers and remixes. …usually.

I insist the best remix of a song is the Sasha remix of Doves‘ “Jetstream“. This Have A Nice Weekend post brings you another of those cover/remix exceptions. Our friends Night Drive have done a cover as the next yearly installment of their Summer Cover series of Perfume Genius‘s track “Queen”. You can download it off the embed. That synthy hook you love from the original song finds new life.

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Show Preview: Perfume Genius @ the Parish (10.14)


Date Tuesday, October 14th
Location The Parish
Doors 7:00 PM
Tickets $15 from the Parish

I know every one is milling about trying to get their hands on those Widespread Panic tickets, but if you didn’t luck out there, you’ve got a better option waiting in the wings.  Perfume Genius will be bringing his intimate sounds to the perfect setting: the Parish stage.  Now, while his early work was quite solemn and based around piano ballads, his newest album, Too Bright, offers a broader spectrum of sounds.  There’s still this brilliantly personal approach to the songwriting, but the sound has blossomed into a huge pop opus.  Those not in attendance will regret their choice, as this will clearly be the rage at the office water cooler on Wednesday morning. Matteah Baim will be opening the evening up.


Download: Perfume Genius – All Waters [MP3]

Show Preview: Perfume Genius @ Lamberts (3/27)

Date Tuesday, March 27th
Location Lamberts
Doors 930p
Tickets $12 from Frontgate

Mike Hadreas has quietly (that applies to his music too!) been making waves in the indie music community, crafting these beautiful mini-suites on his piano as Perfume Genius.  For me, it’s some of the more moving material that’s come out in the last several years, but that’s just personal opinion.  Luckily we can all (well, not all because Lamberts is tiny) witness him in his humble glory as he heads to Austin on Tuesday night; I have a feeling that it’s going to be a really special performance.  You’ll also get to enjoy Parenthetical Girls opening, so please get there early to support them!


Download:Perfume Genius – All Waters [MP3]


New Tunes from Perfume Genius

Seattle’s Perfume Genius is a little bit mysterious.  His website doesn’t give a lot of background info, nor is their much on the gent as publicity goes, but his latest single, “Mr. Petersen” has a lot of promise.  For some reason, I feel as if he’s channeling his inner Neil Young, but that could be just wishful thinking on my behalf.  Regardless, if he keeps writing songs like this, he’s sure to make waves. You can hear more from him when his album, Learning, comes out on June 22nd.


Download: Perfume Genius – Mr. Petersen [MP3]