From The Desk Of The Kellys: Perfume Genius

Whenever Jeff Kelly takes a break from piloting Seattle’s Green Pajamas on their world tour of uncharted psych/pop waters, he likes to collaborate vocally with a woman. Until now that person has been GPJ alternate lead singer Laura Weller in a partnership called Goblin Market. Kelly didn’t have to venture far from the home fires for his most recent female vocal foil. With his wife Susanne as an equal partner, the pair has come up with By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), a little gem that visits places no Jeff Kelly LP has been before. Susanne may insist she’s not really a singer, but her voice knows just the right moves to counterbalance Jeff’s ethereal sound from a previous lifetime. The Kellys will be guest editing all week. Read our recent feature on them.


Susanne: Well I can’t do a MAGNET guest-editor gig without mentioning music, can I? My latest kick is Perfume Genius. I don’t know what it is about Mike Hadreas, but I’m loving his music! His latest CD, Too Bright (recorded with Portishead guy Adrian Utley), knocked me out. Thanks to Jeff, I always have new, diverse music to listen to in my studio. This CD is theatrical and strange and beautiful. Hadreas says it has “an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since 10. and has just begun to bubble up.” You can see that in the vid “Queen”

Video after the jump.