Perfume Genius’ Learning cover

by juicyfrog

The National are kind of unmissable those days.

busy on all fronts, promoting their outstanding Trouble Will Find Me, releasing Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers, a film on the band made by Mat Berninger’s brother, appearing on Colbert’s Show with Graceless and Sea of Love, or on Letterman’s Show with Don’t Swallow the Cap, promoting their official video of Sea of Love – which remained unseen in the pond due to (again and again) the go-to-hell GEMA copyrights law –

and… covering a song composed by Mike Hadreas, known as Perfume Genius.

Learning is the title track of Perfume Genius’ first album.
a very delicate song, a perfect example of the music of this great vulnerable and moving songwriter.

here’s the original (fragile) version by Perfume Genius


and here’s the (warm) cover by The National


a perfect song for a grey saturday.