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Genres  Alternative rock
Labels  Manimal Vinyl
Website  papercranesmusic.com
Record label  Manimal Vinyl
Years active  2004–present
Associated acts  Aleka's Attic
Genre  Alternative rock
Members  Rain Phoenix, Dave Lebleu
Origin  Gainesville, Florida, United States (2003)
Albums  Let's Make Babies in the Woods, Vidalia, Three, papercranes
Similar  Liberty Phoenix, The Polyamorous Affair, The Causey Way, Aleka's Attic, Rituals of Mine

Papercranes synapses video directed by antoine wagner rain phoenix

Papercranes is a Los Angeles-based band which features actress/singer Rain Phoenix on vocals. Her younger sister Summer Phoenix also occasionally plays piano/keyboards with the band. Their debut full-length album was released in 2006.



Papercranes was formed in 2003 in Gainesville, Florida by actress/singer Rain Phoenix. They play mostly in and around the Gainesville area and fairly regularly at the Common Grounds coffee house (located at 210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida.) They independently released their debut self-titled EP in 2004. Their debut full-length album, titled 'Vidalia', was released in September 2006. A tour followed. The band chronicled their tour escapades in video clips on their web site. A second album titled Let's Make Babies in the Woods was released in 2011 on Los Angeles indie label Manimal Vinyl. Their third album titled Three is expected in late 2012 via Manimal and contains three EPs of new material which was self-released as First Born, Middle Child and Baby on papercranes' website.

Former and occasional band members

Aaron Kant, Peter Mcneal, Margaret Briggs, Alexis Fleisig, John Jackson, Norm Block Jack Irons (drums)
Jason Chesney, Mike Rotolante, Daniel Green, Flea, Mark McAdam, Dan Komin (bass)
Mark McAdam, Kirk Hellie (Guitar)
Summer Phoenix (piano/keyboard)
Amy Cavanaugh, Julia Kent, Dermot Mulroney (cello)
Scott McCaughey (pump organ)
Jason Borger (keyboards)
Michael Amish (programming/bass/keyboards/rhodes/wurlitzer/guitar)
Liberty Phoenix (backup vocals)


  • Papercranes EP#1 (self-released 2004)
  • Vidalia (album)|Vidalia (self-released 2006)
  • Let's Make Babies in the Woods (Manimal Vinyl 2011)
  • Three (Manimal Vinyl 2012)
  • Songs

    Sea RedLet's Make Babies in the Woods · 2011
    Curtain SongVidalia · 2006
    Blue Jean2010


    Papercranes Wikipedia