“Release Yourself” Graham Van Pelt

Time Travel is the forthcoming release from Toronto singer/songwriter Graham Van Pelt. He recently shared a video for lead-track “Release Yourself.” off his first album for Arbutus Records Time Travel, available October 19th. Graham Van Pelt, will tour behind the album, starting October 3rd in London, UK, as well as select dates with Suuns. 

Graham Van Pelt on Time Travel:

“I’d like to be as un-mysterious as I possibly can,” Graham Van Pelt says. He’s about to release Time Travel, his first record in the four years since he moved from Montreal to Toronto, and he’s no longer Miracle Fortress, or Inside Touch, or any of the aliases he’s used to record over the years. He’s just Graham Van Pelt.

Van Pelt started the album from the bottom up, rooting every track in the crude sequencer of the Roland SH-101 synth, a decades-old dance music totem. The result are melodies that are simple but affecting, anchored to deep, wandering basslines. Time Travel was engineered by twin brothers Mark and Matt Thibideau, whose techno roots deepened the grooves throughout the record.

“I feel like one person participating in a community,” he says, “and less of a person trying to rise above.” The album is also Van Pelt’s first release on Arbutus, which he describes as his “dream outcome” for the record. “Their catalog intersects at a place that feels like home to me,” he says. “Music for late night, atmospheric music, really honest and unvarnished truthful stuff that never compromises.”

Graham Van Pelt
Time Travel

01. New Friends
02. Release Yourself
03. Saving Grace
04. Out Of This World (Minimal Dub)
05. Vanishing Point
06. Time Travel
07. One Thing
08. Mountainside

Graham Van Pelt
North American and European
Tour Dates

OCT 03 Birthdays w/ Kllo London, United Kingdom
OCT 04 Arch Space w/ Kllo London, United Kingdom
OCT 06 HÄKEN w/ Kllo Hamburg, Germany
OCT 07 Ideal Bar w/ Kllo Copenhagen, Denmark
OCT 09 Musik & Frieden w/ Kllo Berlin, Germany
OCT 10 MeetFactory w/ Kllo Prague, Czech Republic
OCT 11 Rote Sonne w/ Kllo Munich, Germany
OCT 12 Exil w/ Kllo Zürich, Switzerland
OCT 13 Costello Club w/ Kllo Madrid, Spain
OCT 14 Dabadaba w/ Kllo San Sebastián, Spain
NOV 07 Alphaville, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 08 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
Nov 11 Montreal, QC @ Bar Datcha
NOV 16 Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON
NOV 17 The Baby G, Toronto, ON
DEC 03 Mississippi Studios w/ Suuns Portland, OR
DEC 04 Sunset Tavern w/ Suuns Seattle, WA
DEC 06 Swedish American Hall w/ Suuns San Francisco, CA
DEC 07 The Ritz w/ Suuns San Jose, CA
DEC 08 Lodge Room w/ Suuns Los Angeles, CA
DEC 09 Soda Bar w/ Suuns San Diego, CA