Plush (2)

Liam Hayes

Also known as Plush!
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.liamhayesandplush.com, https://www.facebook.com/plush.liamhayes?ref=nf

Discography of Plush (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 No Education 2 Audio 1997 Flydaddy Records
2 No Education 2 Audio 1997 Flydaddy Records
3 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998 Domino
4 Three-Quarters Blind Eyes 2 Audio 1994 Domino
5 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998-09-08 Drag City
6 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998
7 Underfed 15 Audio 2004 After Hours
8 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998-09-08 Drag City
9 Fed 14 Audio 2002-02-10
10 Underfed 15 Audio 2004 Sea Note
11 Greyhound Bus Station / What'll We Do 2 Audio 2001-12-25
12 Three-Quarters Blind Eyes + 2 3 Audio 1999-05-04 Drag City
13 Take A Chance 2 Audio 2008 Candlewick
14 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998 Domino
15 Three-Quarters Blind Eyes + 2 3 Audio 1999-05-04 Domino
16 More You Becomes You 10 Audio 1998-09-08 Domino
17 Underfed 15 Audio 2004 Drag City
18 Fed 14 Audio 2008 Broken Horse
19 Fed 14 Audio 2008 Broken Horse


Plush is [a=Liam Hayes] of Chicago, and whatever rock orchestra he can pull together for a given recording project or as Hayes himself puts it

[i][b]"Plush is Liam Hayes. Plush is a Band. Liam Hayes is Plush. Liam Hayes is a songwriter."[/b][/i]

Chicago based vocalist, pianist, and guitarist Liam Hayes has been songwriting for his group, Plush, since the dawn of the 90s. But it wasn't until 1994 that the band recorded together, the resulting session producing in the double A-side single [u][r=2088862][/u].

This first single garnered some surprisingly big attention from the music press.The most notably of these being the British music magazine, NME, who named the B-side "Found a Little Baby" there "Single of the Week".

Despite this acclaim it was another three years, before the band created the follow-up, 1997's [u][r=925183][/u]. It was a much shorter wait between releases this time, with their full-length debut coming out the following year.

1998's [u][r=2558478][/u] finds Hayes at the alone at the piano singing sparse, vulnerable, and romantic songs along the heartfelt lines of Carole King and Burt Bacharach ballads. This scenario is recreated in the film High Fidelity (2000), a movie about an obsessive music fan living in Chicago, where Hayes can be seen performing in the background of a bar scene.

Following the album's release, the band continued together with Hayes on guitar and toured with the Japanese band Ghost and with Yo La Tengo.

In 2002, the Japanese After Hours label released Hayes' next achievement, [u][r=1914126][/u]. This was an album as lush and ambitious as the previous one was sparse.

Hayes returned in 2009 with [u][r=2065586][/u], a lovingly constructed "ode to pop music" that was released under the moniker Liam Hayes & Plush.

In 2012 Hayes resurfaced to appear in and compose the soundtrack for director Roman Coppola's independent comedy [b] "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III"[/b].Hayes was contacted by Coppola after the director became a huge fan. Coppola told GQ (UK) “I just got so absorbed by his music,”.


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