Miracle Fortress Announces Long-Awaited Sophomore Release Was I The Wave?
Debuts First Single “Raw Spectacle”
“I’ve been waiting for a new Miracle Fortress album for quite some time… I’ve listened to [‘Five Roses’] more than almost any other since then. Really…ask my girlfriend.” – Austin Chronicle SXSW ’11 Pick “Ice Cream Man Friday Flavor”
“[Graham] Van Pelt and drummer just let the groove of his cerebral, bass-heavy “bedroom club” music do all the talking as a laser light show sprayed the ceiling and jaws dropped to the floor.” – Exclaim!
Click here to download First Single “Raw Spectacle”
Montreal-based musician and producer Miracle Fortress (aka Graham Van Pelt) has announced the release of his anticipated sophomore album, Was I The Wave? out May 17th on Secret City Records (Diamond Rings, Plants and Animals). Acting as composer, arranger, producer, and engineer, Van Pelt here shows more of an electronic side than on his 2007 Polaris Prize-nominated debut Five Roses, which was a fan and industry favorite, gaining critical acclaim from SPIN, Paper, XLR8R and KEXP among others. Was I The Wave? expresses themes of alienation, anonymity, and the desire for intimacy, with the first side keeping a deliberately crowded atmosphere, and the second side more open and personal. In support of his upcoming release, Miracle Fortress has offered the first single “Raw Spectacle” for free download.
Was I The Wave? is available for pre-order on miraclefortress.com and comes with an instant download of the Pantha du Prince remix of “Raw Spectacle” in addition to the single itself. Fresh off this year’s set of heralded SXSW performances, Miracle Fortress will embark on a Canadian tour with US dates to follow.
Was I The Wave? Track Listing:
3. Raw Spectacle
6. Everything Works
9. Immanent Domain
Miracle Fortress Tour Dates:
05/02 Regina, SK @ The Exchange w/SHAD (Exclaim! Anniversary Tour)
05/03 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s w/SHAD (Exclaim! Anniversary Tour)
05/04 Calgary, AB @ Republik w/SHAD (Exclaim! Anniversary Tour)
05/05 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx w/SHAD (Exclaim! Anniversary Tour)
05/07 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound w/SHAD (Exclaim! Anniversary Tour)
05/14 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
05/20 Montreal, QC @ Torn Curtain