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YouTube inadvertently did singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, a great favor when it denied him the right to run the video for “Hood” (above) as an ad on the site. The clip, which shows gay porn star Arpad Miklos chastely embracing Hadreas, brushing his hair, and applying makeup to him, was judged “non family safe,” despite its lack of nudity or sex. When Perfume Genius went public about YouTube’s censorship, he sparked the outrage of the indie blogosphere and earned a defender in Michael Stipe. Of course, this says little about the music onPut Your Back N 2 It. From what we’ve heard so far, Hadreas’ second album is a delicate, soul-baring epic that demands ample attention on its own merits; fans of Antony and the Johnsons especially should keep an eye out for this one.”