Perfume Genius is the music of Mike Hadreas who like Morrissey has the ability to kill you with so few lines. I'm not a big lyrics guy, but some people can just hit you where it counts. Take these lines from Mr. Peterson, a song about a relationship between a high school student and his teacher: "He made me a tape of Joy division/ He told me there was a part of him missing/ When I was sixteen/ he jumped off a building". So simple, but it cuts you right to the bone.
The Mr. Peterson 7" is out now via transparent and can be purchased from Pure Groove.