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Miracle Fortress


Montreal QC CANADA

Miracle Fortress Miracle Fortress is the brainchild of Graham Van Pelt, a Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who’s equally at home constructing wall of sound pop in the tradition of Brian Wilson as he is laying down grimy Tupac remixes. Originally from Stratford, Ontario, Graham moved to Montreal in 2004 while still recording as a solo artist under the name Hidden in Buildings. Upon founding alternative venue space the Electric Tractor with friend and artist Jack Dylan, Van Pelt began to collaborate with Martin Cesar as Think About Life, who quickly won local hearts and released their self-titled debut on Alien8 in 2006. When it became apparent the Electric Tractor could no longer function in its Mile End location, Van Pelt and Jack Dylan opened a similarly-minded space in Montreal’s Griffintown called Friendship Cove. In addition to being one of Montreal’s most charming alternative venues, Friendship cove also began to function as a jam space, studio, gallery, home, and more or less permanent art-installation. It was in this new setting that Van Pelt began to pursue solo recordings again, this time under the moniker Miracle Fortress. In 2007, Miracle Fortress released Five Roses his first full-length album with Secret City Records. It won the hearts of many and was an easy pick to be short-listed for the Polairis Prize 2007. He also went on to release Five Roses with well-known UK label Rough Trade Records. Recently Miracle Fortress had the honor to remix the track, You Oughta Know for fellow musician Diamond Rings. Hard at work in his laboratory Miracle Fortress has been brewing up a new album due out Spring 2011 on Secret City Records.


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