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Mill Valley, California, United States

Linda Perhacs is an American singer-songwriter, who released her debut album “Parallelograms” in 1970 to scant notice or sales. The album was rediscovered by record enthusiasts and grew in popularity with the rise of the New Weird America movement and the Internet. It was reissued on CD and 2-LP in 2005, and again in 2008.

Native of Mill Valley, California, United States, Linda Perhacs spent many years away from the music industry (mostly spent as dental technician). Her songs have been featured in soundtracks to many films, most recently and notably in “Daft Punk’s Electroma”. Perhacs also sang backing vocals on “Freely” from Devendra Banhart’s “Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon” and features in Prefuse 73’s track “Rain Edit Interlude” from the album “Surrounded by Silence”.

In December 2013, Asthmatic Kitty Records announced the March 2014 release of Perhacs’ second record The Soul of All Natural Things. The album was recorded in 2012 and 2013 with co-producers Fernando Perdomo and Chris Price. Other collaborators on the album include Julia Holter and Ramona Gonzalez of Nite Jewel. The Soul of All Natural Things was released on March 4, 2014.

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  • LeCoinNawak

    Finally bought The Soul of All Natural Things and it's enchanting all the way! It has great songwriting and diverse arrangements, the melodies are delicate and beautiful, and her voice is adorable and still sounds so young even 44 years after! Hope she'll release other albums and not in 2058 cause I'll be dead by then...

    6 Jun 8:28pm Reply
  • KuriousBanana

    Linda's story is remarkable. Let's hope there isn't a 44 year gap until her 3rd album release.

    5 Apr 9:53pm Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Vote for your fave debut albums here, join the community and vote!

    16 Mar 1:11am Reply
  • TheWhiteMage

    New D'Angelo. New Linda Perhacs. New The Jazz June. New Modest Mouse. New Aphex Twin. Shit, guys. Neutral Milk Hotel III confirmed!

    8 Feb 5:57am Reply
  • Alexio6

    Not everyone has the required level of chill to listen to her. [2]

    5 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • fdash

    Not everyone has the required level of chill to listen to her.

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • meanmrmustard

    I totally thought she was gonna blow up with the new album but I guess not

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LeCoinNawak

    needs more love.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • thetrogg

    again :) actually i think quite a few noticed

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Niekas_Niekur

    Good album she made and nobody noticed...

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    what a wonderful album, every second of it it's adorable

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • nagchomper


    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RainyWoods

    @caffeineandvase I respect your opinion but I certainly wouldn't call Linda's sophomore boring. I personally haven't been this enthralled by a record since Soap&Skin's "Narrow" in 2012. I'm getting totally lost in the world this music creates around me. I feel this is a remarkable return. Linda Perhacs is the most warmhearted, free spirit. I love the thought of all these artists and musicians who looked up to Linda, coming together to help in the creation of this very special record. I just can't stop myself from listening to it... and "Freely" has suddenly become a stand out track for me. This live performance is beyond wonderful

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • gabystarlight


    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RainyWoods

    I think Linda Perhacs comeback is quite magnificent and that "The Soul of All Natural Things" is one of the most enjoyable albums i've heard in quite a while. It's quite extraordinary to think that her sophomore album is here after over forty years. Linda is as playful as ever. I think it's wonderful how she put her foot down on a couple of the tracks that her record company wanted more.. organic I suppose? "Intensity" happens to be one of my favourite songs although it feels too short (despite being the albums longest track), by the end of it i'm craving another round of the "In this Intensity" section but it never comes. "When Things Are True Again" is utterly mesmerising. It's euphoric and makes the hairs on my arms stand on end. "Daybreak" and "Children" are really the only songs i'm not fussed about. They Seem a bit pedestrian in comparison to what else is on offer here. Overall it's a brilliant album and I just can't stop listening to it. I'm excited for what will come next.

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    River of God reminds me of Famous Blue Raincoat, bizarrely.

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    I don't find it all that similar to Parallelograms. It sounds like the same artist made both albums, which is a relief, but it doesn't sound like Parallelograms, Part II to my ears. It was never going to be as good as Parallelograms anyway, but just the fact that she released new music at long last and that it's good should be enough for most.

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • b52ohlol

    i'm not saying it's bad. it stirred something in me and that's all i should ask for. maybe i'm just disarmed by my own inability to sometimes listen to music for what it is and not in relation to other expectations or feelings.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • b52ohlol

    i'm conflicted, to be honest. the new album sounds so much like Parallelograms that you can feel it dragging it down from its pedestal of inimitable purity. and not in a way that betters it, since i don't think there's anything on this album i would choose to listen to over anything on Parallelograms. i've never felt like this with new material before, let alone from someone who i consider to be so warm and true in soul and spirit. linda seems to surround herself with musicians who adore her - i wonder how many of them were involved in the process and chose to hold back any criticism because they were witnessing a similar creative journey that led to parallelograms and just wanted to bask in that light. it's all the same lyrical imagery (that was once uniquely observant) without the perfect balance of tenacity and fragility. the production and instrumentation might be the one thing setting it apart for me right now - here we find the beauty. well, first listen blues.... anyone???

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • lillekorn

    "River of God" reminds me of Swandives "Being in two Places at the Same Time"

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
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