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Paris Street

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"August 2006 Critic's Pick"

"Carl Polgar has a gift for lyrical origami, and with his band Paris Street, he lends his troubadour voice an emotional diversity, with an art-rock sense of liberation. But what proves most endearing about Paris Street is that, regardless of whether it's a Polgar solo show, a tag team throw down or a five- or six-man incarnation, there's an emotional consistency to the material that most artists have to work for years to attain. Paris Street make it seem effortless; it's one of the most accurate weapons in their arsenal of sound." - Nashville Scene

"December 2005 'Why I Rock' Feature"

"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

"October 2005 Show Preview"

"Naive, low-fi folk-pop from Nashville with a revolving lineup, cheeky lyrical sense and unpredictable stage vibe" - Connect Savannah

"August 2005 Tour Show Review"

"Creative and unpredictable, this Nashville group assembles romantic bedroom pop in a ramshackle and charming way" - Flagpole Magazine - Athens, GA

"August 2005 Tour Show Recommendation"

"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


Paris Street - E.P. (September 2007)
1 - The Dress Song
2 - Greetings From The Penn-View Motel
3 - The Last Day of 29
4 - The First Days Of Whatever (slow)
5 - Goodbye Song #2

Paris Street Is Paris Street (April 2008)
1 - The Things We Never Did
2 - Pussyfingers
3 - The First Days of Whatever (fast)
4 - Second Song For The Upper Peninsula
5 - Leaving Reykjavik
6 - Toes
7 - Second Song To Assist Julie In Getting Rid Of A Boy
8 - You Were Made For Winter
9 - Out-takes From The Night Before (Everybody Laughs)
10 - Good Time

Paris Street - E.P.E.P. (Summer 2008)
1 - Laundry Room
2 - Folk Song 5
3 - Truth
4 - In The Mood For Love
5 - Jamaican Rum

Several songs have been featured on WRVU 91.1FM, the Vanderbilt University radio station. These songs include, "Out-takes From The Night Before (Everybody Laughs)" and "Second Song For The Upper Peninsula", both from the upcoming album. Conversely, Carl has done two solo radio sessions for the same station. In June 2007, the whole band did one, too.

A constantly-changing rotation of songs and demos can be found at the band's Myspace page.



Paris Street is a band from Tennessee via Florida via Washington via Ohio via Michigan via probably a couple more places. Half the band lives in Nashville. The other half lives in Murfreesboro. All of the band is awesome.