"...Paul Cauthen strolls into the backstage area at Stubb's with a broad stride and an even wider grin. Solid of stature, the singer boasts an intimidating presence offset by boyish exuberance..."
"...David Beck and Paul Cauthen banded together to play their first Sons of Fathers gig in October 2010. The frontmen met in San Marcos when they showed up at a new club for a gig..."
"...In the beginning, there wasn't much love lost between David Beck and Paul Cauthen. Back in 2009, the two men ran in similar musical circles in San Marcos and frequently found themselves vying for the same gigs at the same clubs..."
"...While David Beck and Paul Cauthen had run in the same musical circles down the road in San Marcos and here in Austin, it wasn't until a weeklong sojourn in Brooklyn in December 2010 that they decided to join forces. They haven't looked back...."
"...SUNDAY: A solo career was imminent for Sons of Fathers expat Paul Cauthen, but whether it would live up to the standard of his collaboration with David Beck was less certain. Cauthen impressed at the Saxon Pub on Sunday with radio-quality pop hooks such as earworm "Marfa Lights" and the eyebrow-raising "Womanizer," but it was his young, indie-rock-leaning backing band, led by inventive guitarist Wes Maxwell, that prompted midsong applause. Half Notes..."
"...16, Hideout, 1am Offshoot of psych rockers the Boxing Lesson, Casual Strangers incorporates synthesizers, slide guitars, and boundless imagination for wordless noise that sounds like Stereolab covering Pink Floyd's "One of These Days." Three LPs' worth of hallucinatory space rock rife with comic book, B-movie, and Seventies Euro electronica bits welcome four later this year. – Michael Toland Paul Cauthen..."
"...Paul Cauthen walked away from Sons of Fathers just as the roots-country Austin duo began gaining broader traction. Now, his solo debut proves the move a step in the right direction..."
"...Behind the fervent core duo of Paul Cauthen and David Beck, opener “Big Diamond Waltz” set the tone. Tony Browne’s electric guitar ripped into Cauthen’s acoustic six-string, and celebrated local multi-instrumentalist Kullen Fuchs layered horns into the sound..."
"...Dance floor grooves come through syncopated riff shuffles, champagne-kissed synths, and breezy love platitudes. Debut Headlunge cruises through funk opulence, while follow-up EP Fis excursions through crisp techno beats, low-bass chrome electronics, and bubblegum house trips. – Alejandra Ramirez Paul Cauthen..."
"...Thus far, SXSW has posted up a strong year representing the local scene and that trend continues with this week’s announcement of 30 acts hailing from the 512. Journeyman guitarist Ian Moore has been added alongside rapper Kydd Jones, Delta Spirit frontman Matthew Logan Vasquez, synth explorers Casual Strangers, country ace Paul Cauthen, math-folk act Hikes, and River Jones & Lorelei Linklater, the latter famous for acting in her father’s film Boyhood..."
"...Locally, Ghostland Observatory leads a list of 24 homegrown acts, some of whom, like county-folk songwriter Carson McHone, spiritually enlightened rappers Riders Against the Storm, indie folkies Jamestown Revival, trust fund punks Yuppie Pricks, blues brothers Amplified Heat, sophisticated pop vocalist Walker Lukens, songwriter supreme Michael Fracasso, and vibey native Suzanna Choffel, already enjoy regional recognition. The new list also taps Rob Baird, Paul Cauthen, Dirty Little Blondes, Duhrdy, Girl Pilot, Harddrive, Melat, John Mills Times Ten, Loki, Danny Malone, Rick Pino, Collin Shook, Tomar and the FCs, and Jackie Venson...."
"..."I came up with the idea," says co-founder and co-frontman Paul Cauthen. "There's a bunch of bands doing little schemes, throwing glittery shit all over the place..."
"...The remarkably short time frame in which these CenTexans have followed up their acclaimed 2011 debut demonstrates the continued growth as songwriters and producers (with an assist from Lloyd Maines) of David Beck and Paul Cauthen. Burning Days finds the pair leading a group that expands upon what worked so well before, primarily the vocal interplay between the frontmen and the elan of their youthful storytelling..."
"...File under Most Ridiculous Cease and Desist Ever. This local roots-rock act, fronted by David Beck and Paul Cauthen, used to be called Beck & Cauthen until Beck ("Loser") insisted the band change its name..."
"...Freeman: Paul Cauthen..."
"...Naturally, the bull riding, bronc taming, and mutton bustin’ attract a demographic that may or may not still have an 8-track tape player in its pickup truck, but as per usual, Rodeo Austin programs for broader tastes. Indie roots star Elle King, daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and recent tour partner for Austin’s Paul Cauthen, bats third in the two-week run after Yoakam and Pride..."
"..."It was not worth sacrificing honesty, good morals, and the original love for music. We would not become one of those bands putting on an act just because the wheels were still moving." Beck's counterpart, guitarist/vocalist Paul Cauthen, admits he'll miss their brotherlike harmonies..."
"...Bursting out of Dallas’ Modern Electric Sound studio, the band has worked with artists ranging from Paul Cauthen to Leon Bridges, and served as the go-to backers to legends like George Strait and Kris Kristofferson. On their own, the outfit rolls with an eclectic country funk groove...."
"...Separate music events boast bevs and bites and a killer weekend lineup: Hot Snakes, Girlpool, Con Brio, the Texas Gentlemen, Galactic, Twin Peaks, Paul Cauthen, Joshua Hedley, Okkervil River, Blackillac, DJ Questlove, and Peanut Butter Wolf. For more info see www.hotluckfest.com. – Jessi Cape..."
"...For fans, the layout of the the faux Western town encourages surprise and discovery, especially as the grounds expand and change slightly every year. An additional stage afforded a raft of more Austin artists than usual, including recent breakouts David Ramirez and Paul Cauthen, while Ray Wylie Hubbard held a song swap confessional in the chapel with recent Austin resident John Doe of X and new Kentucky hope Tyler Childers...."