Liam Hayes‰۪ aptitude for artfully plundering the past without ever repeating himself earned the Chicago-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist a global cult following (and a cameo in Stephen Frears‰۪ ‰Û÷High Fidelity‰۪) long before director Roman Coppola tapped him to score last year‰۪s ‰Û÷A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III‰۪.
Hayes has been making critically acclaimed pop records since 1994, when he released the single ‰Û÷Three-Quarters Blind Eyes‰۪ under the stage name Plush. Considered by many to be a pop classic, it helped establish Hayes as a songwriter .
Although he emerged from the Chicago indie rock scene, Hayes is often compared with artists such as Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Laura Nyro, Burt Bacharach and Harry Nilsson. Like some of the best folk-pop or soft soul from the 1960s or 1970s, there is a timeless quality to his music.
Described by Uncut as ‰ÛÏone of the most charismatic and eccentric cult pop craftsmen of the past 20 years‰.
Hayes has a new album, to be released on Fat Possum. While comparably retro, Hayes‰۪ newly completed ‰Û÷Slurrup‰۪ is leaner and meaner than anything he‰۪s done all millennium.
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