That guy in the drawing up there is Montreal's Graham Van Pelt, and you may recall we went nuts over his other band, Think About Life, sometime last year (check them out if you haven't). Well Graham also has a band called Miracle Fortress (Jordan from Sunset Rubdown is also a member) who happens to be getting some serious blog-love these days from such esteemed hot spots as MOKB, YANP, and BV, and for good reason. I'm really digging anything that has a distinct Brian Wilson influence these days (see Panda Bear, Besnard Lakes) so this is right up our alley. Miracle Fortress' layered, dreamy pop is a perfect change of pace from the far more hyperactive and frenzied Think About Life stuff:
Miracle Fortress This Thing About You
A full-length, entitled Five Roses, is imminent, but you can purchase Miracle Fortress' new 12" single (which includes an awesome John Cale cover) here for only $7.99 Canadian! I think that's like a dollar.