"The people in the video are not entirely unclothed, but the overall feeling of the video is one of a more adult nature, including promoting mature sexual themes and what appears to be nude content. As such, the video is non family safe."
"I've been listening to the new Perfume Genius record. It is a beautiful and amazing record and a stunning 2nd album and achievement. But in trying to advertise the record and first video, this short clip has been banned by YouTube. For YouTube to deem this advertisement as "non family safe" is dumbheaded discrimination; I find their actions in doing so disgraceful and cowardly. YouTube, shame on you. You were born of the 21st Century, now act like it."
What’s most wonderful about this album is the work done on the arrangements in the studio. It’s a fleshy album (in many senses), and every time Hadreas tip-toes away from maudlin piano-ballads and towards Xiu Xiu‘s experimental side of the spectrum, the album really lights up. The disconcerting pitch-shifted voice that parallels Hadreas’ on “No Tear”, the creeping feedback in “17″, the thick film covering “Floating Spit”, even the seven seconds of abrasive noise as the end of “AWOL Marine” could have lasted for another seven minutes (someone hand Hadreas a Merzbow CD!). Perfume Genius’ strengths are emoting on a lyrical and vocal level, but when that’s only supported by a rudimentary piano melody, things start to flatten out, especially considering the pristine fidelity of the mix on this album.