This CD is a collection of home recordings made by myself from 2002 to 2005. They're not too shabby - trust me.
Paris Street started off as a one-man project, but has turned into a full-fledged band over the past couple years. Current membership is myself (guitar, keys, vocals), Darrin Revell (drums, bass, keys), J. Avery Vaughn (bass), and Neely Vaughn (vocals, percussion). Our debut album, which features reworkings of several songs on this CD, will be out in April 2008.
This is what others have said about us:
"A Paris Street show is the kind of experience that takes singer-songwriter conventions and simmers them with sincerity, arch humor and forgone energy, then strains out anything conventional or established." - All The Rage, Nashville, TN
"Creative and unpredictable, this Nashville group assembles romantic bedroom pop in a ramshackle and charming way" - Flagpole Magazine, Athens, GA.
"I knew I loved Paris Street - the one-man band of Nashville's Carl Polgar - the minute I opened the envelope. Inside, an 11-song CD-R was slid between two stapled slabs cut from a Miller Genuine Draft (High Life is better, Carl) six-pack. It got better upon listening, as Polgar sings heart-on-sleeve, silly sad songs about forgetting the flowers and old girlfriends that romantically puked on road trips. Elliott Smith lo-fi aesthetics meet The Mountain Goats' pitch and wit" - The Independent, Chapel Hill, NC
"Naive, low-fi folk-pop from Nashville with a revolving lineup, cheeky lyrical sense and unpredictable stage vibe" - Connect Savannah
For more info, and to get a sense of what we sound like now, go to our Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/parisstreet).