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Listen to the legendary Liam Hayes of Plush on 414 Live

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Best known as the man behind Chicago’s retro-pop project Plush, Liam Hayes is re-releasing “Fed,” a record that Rolling Stone called, “a soulful symphonic masterpiece” for Record Store Day 2018.

 

A wide-eyed opus of stunning intensity, “Fed” oozes Hayes’ impeccable influences without ever becoming overwhelmed by them. Incredibly, it touches upon Blaxploitation soul, Boz Scaggs-soft-rock, hints of jazz and blues, timeless baroque and skewed pop.

Hayes is not the kind of artist who spends all day interacting on social media. He doesn’t reveal a lot in interviews. He can hardly be reached by phone or email. (We set up this session completely in person.) He’s not trying to be cagey or eccentric or elusive, he would just rather keep the focus on his songs. And let’s face it, mystique is underrated in this era of over-sharing. But what he doesn’t describe in interviews, he makes up for in his music. Described by Uncut as “one of the most charismatic and eccentric cult pop craftsmen of the past 20 years,” we saw a genuine sample of this on Thursday. Take a listen above.

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Groove to B~Free on 414 Live

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Groove to B~Free on 414 Live with the MJ-Uncovered crew.

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Listen to Eagle Trace on 414 Live

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Listen to Dead Horses on 414 Live

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Listen to our session and interview below with Dead Horses.

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Listen to 414 Live with bluesy Koch-Marshall Trio

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Koch-Marshall Trio consists of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall.

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Watch the archive of cello-infused Well-Known Strangers on 414 Live

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Watch the archive of Indie folk artist Caley Conway at 414 Live

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Today! American roots and folk band Vitrolum Republic to perform at 414 Live

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Watch the archive of Abby Jeanne on 414 Live

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Today! Neo-soul singer B~Free to perform on 414 Live

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