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Arpad Miklos Grooms a Perfume Genius: VIDEO


The new video from Seattle singer-songwriter Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) for his track "Hood" features adult film star Arpad Miklos as a tender hairbrusher, and I'd have to agree with some of the commenters on YouTube who say they'd love to hear two more minutes of this sweetness. His album, Put Your Back N 2 It, is out February 21.'

Hadreas has written of this track, "This is about when you feel like if someone really knew you, they would leave."


An mp3 of Perfume Genius' track "All Waters" is available HERE.

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  1. WTF.

    Posted by: joe | Jan 19, 2012 8:53:38 AM

  2. i alone in thinking this is truly dreadful ??? Like a really bad teenage poem...or worse a college student who listens to far too much coldplay.

    Posted by: paul | Jan 19, 2012 9:00:31 AM

  3. No, you are not alone.

    Posted by: joe | Jan 19, 2012 9:07:29 AM

  4. Oh dear, I'm alone. I liked it. Must be too early and I need another cup of joe. It was darling. er

    Posted by: Michael | Jan 19, 2012 9:19:23 AM

  5. This song is fantastic. Perfume Genius specializes in this kind of bedroom confessional pop, and his first album was awesome. I can't wait for the new one.

    Posted by: Paul | Jan 19, 2012 9:26:18 AM

  6. Michael, I'm with you--it wasn't exactly my usual cup of tea, but the piano and vocals were definitely haunting, and the video took big risks (though IMHO not all of them quite paid off--putting lipstick on someone singing is just awkward). What it definitely did, however, was pique my curiosity enough to say, Who Is This Artist, and watch for further things they do down the road.

    Posted by: Dback | Jan 19, 2012 9:26:48 AM

  7. I thought it was haunting and sad, though a bit lacking in subtlety.

    Posted by: luminum | Jan 19, 2012 9:58:23 AM

  8. There was someone other than Arpad Miklos in the video?

    Posted by: The Milkman | Jan 19, 2012 10:02:12 AM

  9. I liked it. It strangely reminds me a lot of Boy George's "Cheapness and Beauty" album.

    Posted by: Kurt | Jan 19, 2012 10:23:48 AM

  10. I just read that Miklos was a chemical engineer before becoming a porn star. Who knew?

    Posted by: Jeff | Jan 19, 2012 11:48:51 AM

  11. It's not for everyone, but to this Perfume Genius fan, it's fantastic. I've already watched it 3 times in a row.

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 19, 2012 1:19:46 PM

  12. Arpad (whom I usually find extremely hot)comes off in the video with the fluidity of a gorilla. If he were able to deliver some sort of emotional connection with perfume genius, I would have really bought into the concept. However, Arpad just looks like an ape with a brush.

    Posted by: SteveZ | Jan 19, 2012 2:15:25 PM

  13. hmmm...veddy interestink...

    Posted by: ACe | Jan 19, 2012 3:01:06 PM

  14. Didn't care for the song or video. *shrugs*

    Posted by: Vince | Jan 19, 2012 5:01:37 PM

  15. I'm surprised all the uptight towleroad pornstar haters haven't chimed in with damning Arpad comments!

    @SteveZ: would YOU be able to deliver some sort of emotional connection with Perfume Genius? I wouldn't, heh. I'm not even interested enough to watch the vid...I'm with you on Arpad tho, he is def extremely hot, but he needs to bottom, juuuust once!

    Posted by: jim | Jan 19, 2012 5:07:21 PM

  16. The trans woman was so delicate and profound in her deliverance of subtle emotions. I hope she can make her dreams true and have her surgeries soon.

    Posted by: Pochocla | Jan 19, 2012 6:06:15 PM

  17. ... well i liked it... perhaps its the red wine..

    Posted by: Patrick | Jan 19, 2012 10:03:43 PM

  18. sweet in a way, and entirely unique

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 19, 2012 11:26:06 PM

  19. Poor Arpad. How embarrassing for him.

    Posted by: Tom | Jan 20, 2012 12:06:10 AM

  20. David and Goliath before they broke up.

    Posted by: uffda | Jan 20, 2012 12:23:04 AM

  21. Perfume Genius is BRILLIANT. The album is BRILLIANT.

    Posted by: Um...Ew | Jan 26, 2012 5:23:37 PM

  22. @MILKMAN - you were fortunate not to notice the other whatchamacallit in the video!

    Posted by: sqqueak | Jul 20, 2014 9:39:23 AM

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