Friday, May 27, 2011

Miracle Fortress

Whoa, I just wrote this one yesterday…
Miracle Fortress
Was I the Wave?
(Secret City)

Graham Van Pelt's second album as Miracle Fortress is all glamour and chill, leaving behind the indie pop sounds that defined 2007's Polaris-nominated Five Roses to explore sleek, futuristic landscapes. Was I the Wave? has a clean, underwater vibe for most of its first half, its wavering synth textures and burbling keyboards braced by dance rhythms. Yet lovely as these early album efforts can be, they lack sticking power. You have the sense of walking through beautiful, sunlit, empty rooms.



He’s touring with Junior Boys next month.
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

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