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Paul Banks & The Carousels

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Homepage is here: http://www.thecarousels.com

(The same Austin-based Paul Banks as this one: http://www.last.fm/music/Paul+Banks/paul+banks)

#3 Top Album of the Year
-Texas Music Magazine Critic’s Picks

“Banks’ melodies are beautifully mesmerizing.”
-The Austin Chronicle

“Banks, whose backup vocals can be heard on the latest album by fellow Austinites …And You Will know Us by the Trail of Dead, says he enjoys incorporating a pretty/gritty duality in his songwriting. fuses a Freddie Mercury vocal delivery and a Paul Simon songwriting approach with surprisingly pleasing results.”

-Austin Monthly Magazine

“Songwriter Paul Banks is another Austin force to be reckoned with . . . His favorite songwriter is Paul Simon, but Banks’ voice has supreme range. He can go from sounding like a folk-singer Strokes frontman to a gorgeous Roy Orbison to stripped down Muse. There is an epic sweep to Banks’ songs.”
-San Antonio Express News

“The perfect swell to ring against de Ville’s rock grotto, local songsmith Paul Banks and his Carousels quartet build mesmerizing pop wrought with vocals that split the difference between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.”
-The Austin Chronicle

“…managed to put together tracks that confidently tell their stories with a charm and melodies that stick in your head. I’ve been whistling “Live to Share” for a week now, and I’m okay with that.”
-Austin Sound

“The final product is a uniquely soulful piece of chamber pop. Today’s song of the day is their single BMBT, which stands for ‘Be My Baby Tonight.’”

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