Miracle Fortress Shares Two Unreleased Tracks for mp3 Download Announces European Tour Dates
“[‘Miscalculations’ is]…a euphoric mystic awakening.”- Filter
“Part experimental-ambient and part 80s pop, ‘Was I the Wave?’ is all massive synth-scapes littered with electro beats, and Van Pelt’s dreamy wail towering above.” – NYLON
Download Brand New Tracks “Gestures” + “Possession”
Download the Pantha du Prince Remix of “Raw Spectacle”
Montreal-based musician and producer Miracle Fortress (aka Graham Van Pelt) has offered two unreleased tracks, “Gestures” and “Possession” for free mp3 download here. After wrapping up a successful North American tour with electro-pop duo Junior Boys (check out photos from BrooklynVegan), the band will embark on a European tour starting tomorrow behind their sophomore album, Was I The Wave? on Secret City Records (Diamond Rings, Plants and Animals).
Was I The Wave? noted by CMJ as “an evolution in the overall sound of the project” is the follow up to Van Pelt’s Polaris- Prize nominated debut, Five Roses, that received critical acclaim from SPIN, Paper, XLR8R and KEXP among others. Van Pelt comments in regards to the three year lapse between the two admitting, “The truth is that I did work on a great deal of material from 2008 to 2010 that never managed to find a home on any proper release. Some of it was intended for an ill-fated and ultimately discarded album…but some other material remains that I’d still like people to hear.” You can read more about his self-editing process at his recent interview with Filter Magazine.
Van Pelt will release a third single later this summer and will return to the states later this year. If you missed Miracle Fortress this time around, watch an amazing live performance they did of “Everything Works” for Montreal-based web-series Rock Ton.
Was I The Wave? Track Listing
3. Raw Spectacle (+ Diamond Rings Remix)
6. Everything Works
9. Immanent Domain
Miracle Fortress European Tour Dates
07/01/11 – Gatineau, QC @ Parc Jacques Cartier
07/07/11 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle (Festival d’Ete de QC)
08/06/11 – Montreal QC @ Festival Mode et Design
08/12/11 – Toronto, ON @ Lower Ossington Theatre (Summerworks)
08/27/11 – Sherbrooke, QC @ Boquebiere
09/03/11 – Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ L’Agora des Arts
09/06/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
09/10/11 – Fribourg CH @ Fri-Son
09/13/11 – London UK @ Madame Jojo’s (White Heat) w/ Brasstronaut
09/14/11 – Paris, FR @ Fleche d’Or (Inrocks Lab)
09/17/11 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival