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Track Premiere + Tour Update!

This morning, our friends at MOJO premiered the latest single, ‘Fokus’, from the forthcoming LP ‘Slurrup’. After listening below, head over to Q Magazine for a guest column written by Liam, an excerpt from his ‘forthcoming novel’, The Grownups Guide To Boredom Alleviation. Last, but certainly not least, tour update! New dates added including London and Chicago!

Jan 13th London, UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Jan 25th New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Jan 30th Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
Jan 31st Chicago, IL – Schubas
Feb 9th San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Feb 11th Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe

Fokus premiere: http://bit.ly/1ttlUqI

Q Column: http://bit.ly/1yh2xas

Tickets: www.liamhayesandplush.com/shows/

Fall Tour Dates with Christopher Owens!

Very excited to share that Liam will supporting Christopher Owens on tour this fall!

09/23 New York NY Highline Ballroom
09/24 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/26 Washington DC @ Black Cat
09/27 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
09/28 Cambridge MA The Sinclair
09/30 Montreal QC Petit Campus
10/01 Toronto ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/03 Chicago IL Park West
10/04 St. Paul MN Turf Club

Tickets: http://liamhayesandplush.com/shows/

Photo: TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to last night's hometown Chicago show! Very excited to share that Liam will supporting Christopher Owens on tour this fall! 

09/23 New York NY Highline Ballroom
09/24 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/26 Washington DC @ Black Cat
09/27 Philadelphia PA World Cafe Live
09/29 Cambridge MA The Sinclair
09/30 Montreal QC Petit Campus
10/01 Toronto ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/03 Chicago IL Park West
10/04 St. Paul MN Turf Club

Tickets: http://liamhayesandplush.com/shows/

Korp Sole Roller — Out Digitally Worldwide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today marks the worldwide digital release of Korp Sole Roller! Produced by Pat Sansone and inspired by the film A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III, you can pickup your digital copy now!

iTunes: http://bit.ly/UzBUxr
Amazon: http://amzn.to/UzBVBr

…and while we’ve got your attention, check out the video for ‘Rock & Roll’: http://youtu.be/uQMnJXsR79w.

Korp Sole Roller

Good news for our friends in Japan!

Today marks the Japanese release of Korp Sole Roller. Produced by Pat Sansone, you might recognize some of the tunes from Roman Coppola’s film A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III.

For our friends everywhere else in the world, the new tunes will be available to you digitally on 7/29. In the meantime, check out the video for ‘Rock & Roll’ and keep your eyes peeled for stars from Jason Schwartzman to Bill Murray!

Song Premiere – One Way Out

Happy Friday! We’ve got some great things cooking today…

First and foremost, we’re excited to share the first track off of Liam’s forthcoming LP- Slurrup. If you’re searching for your new jam, look no further….

Second, Liam & his stellar rock band are playing Minneapolis’s 7th street entry on Sunday evening with Chicago’s empires. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1naVzey

Minneapolis Star Tribune Preview

Liam plays Minneapolis’s 7th Street Entry on Sunday evening. Check out the show’s preview in the Star Tribune’s event guide- Vita.mn

‘Moody piano pop, neo-’60s soul, orchestral psychedelia — 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’ High Fidelity) long before director Roman Coppola tapped him to score last year’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” While comparably retro, Hayes’ newly completed “Slurrup” is leaner and meaner than anything he’s done all millennium. Next-gen garage Americana firebrands Empires headline. ‘

Liam’s Swan Dive

This year brings two revelations from Chicago-born pop/soul/torch-singer Liam Hayes of Plush. Spring will offer Hayes’s fourth album, the sweetly sad <i>Korp Sole Roller</i> (produced by Wilco’s Pat Sansone). And this week it’s the soundtrack to the Roman Coppola–written/directed <i>A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III</i>, opening for limited engagements on February 8 (but available on iTunes). The soundtrack includes a mix of Plush songs, gently orchestrated instrumentals, and a pretty-decent Charlie Sheen–sung version of bossa standard “Aguas de Marco” — a must for fans long desperate for Plush on vinyl.

Read more HERE

 

 

Review of Liam’s Chicago Performance

Meanwhile, opener Liam Hayes, who goes by the stage moniker Plush, managed, just like Marling, to captivate the audience without sounding or looking so alone on a big stage in a big theater despite being the only one up there. When thinking about Hayes’ sound, think Foxygen meets Kurt Vile, or even Harry Nilsson-like vocals complementing shimmery, gorgeous guitar licks. Hayes and Marling couldn’t be more different, but offered a one-two punch well worth the price of admission. – JM

 

Check out Roman Coppola’s Interview!

Liam Hayes and Plush do most of the music for Charles Swan. How did you hear about Plush and how’d you end up working with Liam? Why does his music work in the film?
You know, I had a very deep obsession with Liam Hayes. He’s a friend and he’s a brilliant songwriter and artist. When I was making my movie—it’s not a joke—I was exclusively listening to his music. It represented the movie and it just spoke to me; I had a deep deep connection with him as a person, and with his music, to the exclusion of pretty much everything else.

Read Full Article Here.