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The Paper Kites

Australian folk-rock group the Paper Kites initially formed around the duo of Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, who had been performing and writing together since high school. Members David Powys (guitar/banjo), Sam Rasmussen (bass/synth), and Josh Bentley (drums) were recruited from other Melbourne-based bands in 2010 to complete the lineup that was responsible for their debut single "Bloom." With their warm, harmonic blend and acoustic-oriented indie folk-pop sound, their first EP, 2011's Woodland, began to pick up steam and by early 2012, the Paper Kites were headlining across Australia and had landed a couple of key television song placements. By the summer of 2012, they had more than enough material for a full-length album yet decided to continue developing their sound live, and issued a second EP instead called Young North. Their debut LP, States, finally arrived in late 2013 and they made their first trip to North America, first supporting Canadian group City & Colour, then embarking on their own headlining tour. Seeking a different direction for their sophomore album, the Paper Kites headed back to the U.S. to work with Seattle-based producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Manchester Orchestra) who helped them develop a more lush, synth-based sound. Released in late 2015, Twelvefour was a sort of concept album that was composed entirely between the hours of midnight and 4 A.M. ~ Timothy Monger
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: States

1. Malleable Beings

2. St. Clarity

3. Living Colour

4. Gates

5. Young

6. A Lesson From Mr. Gray

7. Tin Lover

8. Cold Kind Hand

9. Never Heard A Sound

10. In Reverle

11. Tenebaum

12. Portrait 19

13. I Done You So Wrong

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Track List: Woodland + Young North (2xcd)

Disc 1

1. Woodland

2. Featherstone

3. Halcyon

4. Willow Tree March

5. The Mortal Boy King

Disc 2

1. A Maker Of My Time

2. Leopold Street

3. When Our Legs Grew Tall

4. Paint

5. Kiss The Grass

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Track List: Young North - EP

1. A Maker Of My Time

2. Leopold Street

3. When Our Legs Grew Tall

4. Paint

5. Kiss The Grass

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Track List: Electric Indigo (Single)

1. Electric Indigo

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Track List: Twelvefour

1. Electric Indigo

2. Renegade

3. Bleed Confusion

4. Revelator Eyes

5. Neon Crimson

6. I'm Lying To You Cause I'm Lost

7. A Silent Cause

8. Woke Up From A Dream

9. Turns Within Me, Turns Without Me

10. Too Late

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Track List: Woodland

1. Woodland

2. Featherstone

3. Halcyon

4. Willow Tree March

5. The Mortal Boy King

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Track List: Young (Single)

1. Young

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Beanie you are right The Paper Kites have a quiet quality of Iron and Wine only Iron and Wine have more of a... closed kind of sound
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jeniferathom a s
Oh I love this song... it's so calming
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OMG LOVE THIS BAND!!!
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jolienana
DON'T READ THIS YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE....
your mom
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DONT READ THIS YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.... your mom. NOW THAT YOUVE STARTED THIS DONT STOP THIS IS SO FREAKY. But if you read this and ignore this then you will have very bad luck.... the limps. PUT THIS ON 15 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS THE SPACE BAR AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR ON THE SCREEN THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS...pand o r a knows
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I love this group! I'm so glad Pandora gave them to me! They seem to whisper to my soul, so I close my eyes & listen. LOVE IT!
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Don't read! Now that's you have started continue you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't stop, thus is freaky! But if you read and ignore you will have bad luck. Put this on 15 other songs in 144 minutes and when you're done press space bar and your crushes name will appear in all caps it's creepy it works
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If y'all ever make it to Hou Im there...
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DONT READ THIS YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEARES POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. NOW THAT YOUVE STARTED THIS DONT STOP THIS IS SO FREAKY. But if you read this and ignore then you will have very bad luck. PUT THIS ON 15 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES? WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS THE SPACEBAR AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR ON THE SCREEN THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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I love my music from everywhere it is Internationa l language.
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Kiss your hand 20 times
Say your crush's name 5 times
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You will be asked out or your crush will kiss you
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These guys remind me a lot of Iron and Wine. Don't you think?
Especially Such Great Heights. Not the cover by The Postal Service though.
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Incredible work! I hope you continue to make music for a loooooooong time. :D
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I like bloom and halcyon those are the best
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They remind me of Nickel Creek. They are similar.
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They remind me of The Weepies
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Portrait 19 repeats a piano chord throughout most of the song. I've been on the song for some time. It's brilliant. It's a love song. It makes me feel stuff.
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skye.malmber g
My favorites are Bloom, Featherstone , and Kiss the Grass. Love this band. Good music. Good job, keep it coming. DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE TOURING WITH CITY AND COLOR ����
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I've never listened to this band but this song started on my station the other night when I was falling asleep. I am in love. <3
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Someone finally wrote a bio for The Paper Kites! Thanks Pandora!
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I don't know what to say, lonely at time knowing when I see one of you
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They're amazing wow
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Love it love it love it! Great band with great melody and great vocals and lyrics. Just spot on amazing ����
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playtime9
Paper Kites what a neat name and neater singing....
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Leave lyrics
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Send
Me down
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This is a message people should send out to every artist page of any variety. Stop with the chain messaging please. It is getting very old and I for one am getting pissed the f**k off by it. It is for commenting for the artist and their music careers. So please just stop. Thank you!
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Good music
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sportyballer g i r l
Great song writers
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I love their songs. They are by far my favorite band. I really hope they make a new album soon similar to woodland because the way they sung that album is so perfect.
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Oh sure paper kites write the high and hopeful song bloom hook me tight and then compose gates and bring me to my knees. Thanks.
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Paper Kites! I love your music. I hope to listen to new song in the future.
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Mitochondria is the power house of the cell
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New to The Paper Kites, and I agree with you and you and....
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I love how they sound like they are whispering. It's so beautiful
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Bloom is beautifu
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hard to pull myself away from listening to their music
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11....! My pandora friend!!! :(
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@Rkessler769 these things don't actually work and if they do then I guess I'll be seeing the pearly gates in two days. Adios!
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I'll be walking down the aisle to 'Bloom'. Beautiful song.
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molliedonald s o n
AMAZING BAND! Haters are crazy if they hate this band!
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Agreed with KC :) an absolutely wonderful band.
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I just recently fell in love with this band. They are soo good!
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Everyone needs to hear thins band!!
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summer breeze makes me feel fine
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So far only heard "willow tree march, " I like the harmonizing and the guitar.
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I see most the post are from a younger crowd. I thought maybe an old person might throw in my opinion. I like em!! Great sound! Very enjoyable! Even bought one of the records. Or whatever it's called these days. Lol
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Really unique and beautiful sound
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I am just in LOVE with this band
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