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OriginGainesville, Florida
GenresAlternative rock
Years active2004–present
LabelsManimal Vinyl
Associated actsAleka's Attic
MembersRain Phoenix
Michael Tubbs
Dave Lebleu
Andy Lord
Michael Amish
Robb Buono

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[edit]

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)


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

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