Episode 105: Perfume Genius

“Slip Away”


Mike Hadreas has been making music under the name Perfume Genius in 2008. In May 2017, he put out his fourth album, No Shape, to widespread critical acclaim. In this episode, Mike breaks down the song “Slip Away.” I also spoke with producer Blake Mills, who also plays on the track, and recording engineer Shawn Everett about the unusual way the song was recorded.

You can buy “Slip Away” and No Shape on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

The guitar-shaped mbira (photo courtesy Blake Mills):

Neumann Dummy Head