Miracle Fortress, a Montreal based indie rock band, is the brainchild of frontman and songwriter Graham Van Pelt. This track is off of their second studio album, released in 2007, entitled Five Roses. Many have criticized the song for being a direct ripoff of the Beach Boys classic “Don’t Worry Baby” and while I can see the obvious similarities between the two (layered falsetto harmonies, for one), it seems more like Van Pelt was merely influenced by the song, which then inspired him to pay homage to their hit by creating this fresh, modern track. It is a bit of the Beach Boys but then steps out into this dreamy, fuzzy electronic groove that is very different. Their third studio album, Was I the Wave?, was released three weeks ago and has been getting pretty good reviews so far.
I would try to come up with some more to write about this song but… the sun is shining so I’m out of here! P’s!