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Blending dreamy, atmospheric noise pop with Brian Wilson-style psychedelia, Miracle Fortress formed in 2005 as the solo project of Think About Life's Graham Van Pelt. He self-released Miracle Fortress' first EP, Watery Grave, that year, and went on to release his debut full-length, Five Roses, two years later. Adam Waito (Telefauna), Jessie Stein (SS Cardiac), and Jordan Robson-Cramer rounded out the lineup for the project's live show. With the fully constituted ensemble in tow, Van Pelt and Miracle Fortress released the shoegaze-influenced Was I the Wave? in 2011.
Miracle Fortress is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal. The band is primarily a project of songwriter Graham Van Pelt, who is also a member of Think About Life."Miracle Fortress Returns with Sophomore LP, Readies Canadian Dates with Shad". CBC News. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
The band self-released a five-song EP, Watery Grave, in 2005. In 2007, the band released its debut album Five Roses on Secret City Records. On July 10, 2007, Five Roses was revealed as being on the shortlist for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, which was ultimately won by Patrick Watson and their album Close to Paradise.
Miracle Fortress' third album, Was I the Wave? was released on 26 April 2011."Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. Cite error: The named reference exclaim.ca was invoked but never defined (see the help page).