The Paper Cranes

indie pop from Victoria BC
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The Paper Cranes

Label: Unfamiliar
since circa 2005

"If you're not afraid to admit your favorite Cure song was "Love Cats"; if you think Paul Weller hasn't written a classic song since "A Town Called Malice"; or if your favorite part of Funeral is the last minute of "Wake Up" where the Arcade Fire go all northern soul, then the Paper Cranes could be your new favorite band." - Pitchfork Media

"This year's (The Paper Cranes') Halcyon Days LP seems as timeless and effortless as a Spoon record, with enough new wave bounce to make Elvis Costello smile." -Chart Attack

Download your advance copy of The Paper Crane’s CHIVALRY’S DEAD & high res photos here:

Toronto, ON – Following up the award-winning, critically acclaimed Halcyon Days, Victoria, BC-based husband and wife indie-pop act THE PAPER CRANES are set to announce their latest offering CHIVALRY’S DEAD will be released August 18th on Unfamiliar Records/Sonic Unyon (No Gold, Japandroids, Brasstronaut).

On CHIVALRY’S DEAD, the Paper Cranes, voted Victoria’s Favourite Band (Monday Magazine’s M Awards), are once again doing what they do best: writing infectious pop songs that are nearly impossible to get out of your head; however this time around, there is a new level of depth to the songs. The Cranes experiment with a myriad of styles, from eerie psychedelic waltzes to orchestral post-punk, to rollicking northern soul to effervescent synth pop, to create an album that is diverse, musically complex, lyrically poignant and endlessly listenable.

1. Chivalry’s Dead
2. Black Centipedes
3. Occidental Accidents
4. Telephone
5. Thorazine Shuffle
6. The Cavalier
7. Solid Clouds
8. Ice Burgs

Catch The Paper Cranes live in Vancouver August 13th at the Olio Festival -

The Paper Cranes is fronted by multi-instrumentalist Ryan McCullagh and his wife Miranda Roach on keyboards. The domestic duo is joined by Braeden Patterson on guitar with a rhythm section comprised of Jeff Mitchelmore and Alex Bodman on the drums and bass guitar respectively. The five young musicians have won a sizable fan-base in their hometown and abroad with their vibrant live performance and rather dashing wardrobes.

During the three years that The Paper Cranes have been active, they’ve supported bands like Pretty Girls Make Graves, Wolf Parade, Islands, and The Walkmen amongst many others and have been showcased at Pop Montreal as well as Toronto's NXNE. Their single " I'll Love You Until My Veins Explode" was given a four star rating by and the CBC named them one of the 10 bands to watch in 2008, alongside Crystal Castles and Tokyo Police Club. The band has won three out of four nominations for Monday Magazine’s M Awards for Victoria’s Next Big Thing and Most Promising Band in 2007 and Favourite Band in 2009. Their 2008 full-length Halcyon Days enjoyed a considerable run on college radio charts, and songs from the album have been featured prominently in episodes of the Comedy Network series, House Party. Their song, "Rabbit in a Snare" has also been featured in a Nissan television commercial.



For more information, music and interview requests please contact:
Theresa Micallef @ The MuseBox, [email protected], 212-231-7427

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Current Lineup

Ryan McCullaghVocals, guitar2005-present
Miranda Roach-McCullaghKeys2005-present
Braeden PatersonGuitar2006-present
Alex BodmanBass2008-present
Jeff MitchelmoreDrums2008-present

Past Members

James WatsonDrums2005-2006
Mark VondrasekGuitar2005-2006
John QuissyBass2005-2006
Miles ChicGuitar2006
Mark LavoieBass, Backing Vocals2006-2008
Evan MiddletonPercussion2006-2008

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