Paul Avion
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Paul Avion

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Folk


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"You can't deny the irreverent, lyrical prowess"

"You can’t deny the irreverent, lyrical prowess of lines like 'Like all rastas are looking for Jah / Or our fibromyalgia'. Before you brush off this act as pop tarts, just pay some attention to their nuances. Bouncy choruses, wit, charming melodies, bold guitar bits and even a few Nirvana-isms (check out the intro and phrasing on 'Art School Dropout') make this band standout for more than their quirky appeal and clever rhyme schemes." - Sentimentalist Mag (NY - Sentimentalist Mag (NYC)

"Ridiculously Catchy"

"L.A.-based Paul Avion will have you hooked on ridiculously catchy tales of lovers rummaging through European cities" - West Coast Performer Magazine


"Why we picked them: Featured song 'Fibromyalgia' is pure mid-'90s L.A. nerd rock, but this band also shows a deft touch with winsome Britpop and lite-electronica." -

"Fun yet complex indie pop for adventurous music fans."

Unlike other groups who stick to a certain melodic formula for their songs, Par Avion doesn’t settle in one method for very long. At times, they have the indie traits of Death Cab for Cutie, while other tracks recall The Beatles ... or Stone Temple Pilots. Avion proves he is on par with other indie singers of our day with better connection to his lyrics. You can pick up the Par Avion EP, as well as the recently released 'Art School Dropout' single on iTunes now. Keep an ear on Par Avion. - College News

"Fuses elements of dance electro-rock, moog synth ... psychedelia, Brit pop"

Par Avion fuses elements of dance electro-rock, moog synth, space-age bossa nova and even psychedelica and Brit pop to create a fun smorgasbord of styles, playfully called 'Pop of the Future'. Hot off their Los Angeles debut, Par Avion is coming to Sacramento State’s Redwood Room. - Campus Activities Magazine


"10" out of 10 - Popchild (Barcelona)

""Have You Seen the Walking Dogs on Sunset?""

"Native New Orleans artist Avion has already shown a mercurial bent that spans geography as well as musical topography. Moving to L.A.'s Silver Lake area, he quickly made a European escape to France, immersing himself in Paris' indie club scene. Emerging from clouds of billowing underground smoke, he saved the polaroid as backdrop for his most recent EP, Pop Music United, named after a small European DJ collective. ... The best way I can figure to describe the sound of Paul Avion & Par Avion Band is pop rock from a guy with an expansive mind, who uses his music to explore make-believe realities. ... “Ménage a Trios” is a French pop styled offering and "New Year’s Eve 3005" is a party set in the future, a fantasy tale of people who do nothing but travel around the world, going to different clubs and parties. It’s a great song for those of us that want to escape from our cubicles. And their song "Stand Up, Be a Man" scored them a licensing agreement with PBS. ... "Have You Seen the Walking Dogs on Sunset?" is the song that originally drew me to this group. The subject is so freaking unusual, but it's some great soundage. ... Our interview was all over the place, just like Paul's musical interests. But one thing that stuck is the fact that this guy is a perfectionist. ... What can you expect from a guy who at the time of this interview was reading Quantum Electrodynamics? ... He was even so kind as to suggest to me that I pick up Einstein for Dummies. (Don't worry, I didn't take offense.)" - Unsigned Magazine

"Hellogoodbye, and a little bit of The Flaming Lips"

Like Hellogoodbye, and a little bit of The Flaming Lips. Stand out single: "Stand-In". - America's College Music Magazine

"Life-trodden messages"

Merging the instrumental and ambient slant of The Orb with a bubbly yet subtle push associated with the likes of The Feeling does seem a strange broth. In this case of Los Angeles’ Paul Avion and his low-key but effective backing band, it certainly has its charms. For ‘Ménage a Trois’, the inclusion of a coaxing femme element emboldens the calming impact.

A vocal hold of the Neil Finn ilk reaches out through ‘Stand Up, Be A Man’ and it harks back to the days when pop music was expansive and relaxing.

‘New Years Eve 3005’, whilst giving the impression of a futurist NU Rave stomp, is indeed a calming, hushed percussion crunching folk/ambient/pop mould that allows Avion to give his vocals a mood instilling drag.

Tender, but life trodden messages are delivered at a relaxed gait. Avion gives off the impression that he is just about managing to stay a yard ahead of burdening worry. -

"This next group just gets us at Skope all excited."

"This next group just gets us at Skope all excited. One listen and you can just tell that this four piece called Par Avion is on to something. recently raved about these guys, and a favorite track that we just cannot get out of our head is 'Art School Dropout.' Two words that best describe Par Avion is 'mass appeal.' We'll be keeping an eye on Par Avion." - Skope Magazine - Skope Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.


Bio "Why we picked them: Featured song 'Fibromyalgia' is pure mid-'90s L.A. nerd rock, but this band also shows a deft touch with winsome Britpop and lite-electronica."