Published Feb 14, 2012Following the release of last year's electro gem Was I Wave?, Montreal's Miracle Fortress (aka Graham Van Pelt) has unveiled a fiery new video for album highlight "Raw Spectacle."
In a statement, director Emily Kai Bock explained the concept behind the intriguing clip, which sees Pelt fleeing his town (and friends) with his hands ablaze.
"I wanted to make a surreal narrative video using Graham as the lead character," she said. "I had been watching a lot of X-Files and had finished a short doc on ex-prisoners integrating into community at the time, so I had these themes of outcasts and aliens on my mind."
As the clip relies solely on pyrotechnics rather than visual effects, both Pelt and Bock suffered a couple of minor burns during filming, but Bock maintains, "It was more fun that way."
Check out the result below.
To wrap up the month, Miracle Fortress will be playing a series of shows in Quebec with Coeur de Pirate. All the dates are also below.
2/17 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins-Telus
2/18 Riviere-du-Loup, QC - Centre Culturel de RDL
2/23 Montreal, QC - Place des Festivals (Montreal High Lights Festival)
2/25 Shawinigan, QC - Salle Philippe-Filion