Miracle Fortress Releases Was I The Wave? Today Prepares for North American Tour with Junior Boys

By on May 18, 2011
Miracle Fortress Releases Was I The Wave? Today
 Prepares for North American Tour with Junior Boys

New Single “Miscalculations” Available For Free mp3 Download
“gorgeous, overblown, half-crazy…You could dance all night to this.” – Said the Gramophone

“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

“… live Miracle Fortress is as intricately arranged and choreographed in its way as the record…pitch-perfect. In short, they sounded fantastic.” – ChromeWaves

Download “Miscalculations” via the Filter premiere or Secret City Records

Montreal-based musician and producer Miracle Fortress’ (aka Graham Van Peltanticipated sophomore album, Was I The Wave? is out today on Secret City Records (Diamond Rings, Plants and Animals)In support of the release he has offered the single Miscalculations” for free mp3 download. Miracle Fortress just finished dates with Canadian rapper Shad for the Exclaim! Anniversary Tour and will embark on North American dates in with electro-pop duo Junior Boys.

Van Pelt, a member of DIY party pop group Think About Lifeleans in a more electronic direction here than on his 2007 Polaris Prize-nominated debut Five Roses, which garnered critical acclaim from SPIN, Paper, XLR8R and KEXP among others. Was I The Wave? is an album about alienation, anonymity, and the desire for intimacy. Thoughtfully arranged the music translates beautifully live.

Miracle Fortress performed as a duo at this year’s SXSW ’11, where the Austin Chronicle featured them as an “Ice Cream Man Friday Flavor Pick” noting, “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.” AOL Spinner said of their performance,  “In a near-pitch black room, with only flickering laser lights outlining his body enough for the audience to see him…it played to the strength of the throbbing beats and helped create a distinct mood for Van Pelt’s new found niche of late-night dance club soundtracks.”

Was I The Wave? Track Listing:

1. Awe
2. Tracers
3. Raw Spectacle (+ Pantha du Prince Remix)
4. Wave
5. Spectre
6. Everything Works
7. Before
8. Miscalculations
9. Immanent Domain
10. Until

Miracle Fortress Tour Dates:

5/20 Montreal, QC – The Torn Curtain
06/09 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix w/Junior Boys, Caribou (DJ Set)
06/10 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s w/Junior Boys
06/12 Boston, MA – The Middle East (downstairs) w/Junior Boys
06/14 New York, NY – Webster Hall w/Junior Boys
06/16 Washington DC – Black Cat w/Junior Boys
06/17 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/Junior Boys
06/18 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater w/Junior Boys
06/20 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/Junior Boys
06/21 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge w/Junior Boys
06/22 Louisville, KY – Headliners w/Junior Boys
06/24 Chicago, IL – Metro w/Junior Boys
06/25 Detroit, MI – Crofoot (Pike Room) w/Junior Boys


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.