Posted in music | tour dates on January 19, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Megafortress
Megafortress

Megafortress (aka NYC musician Bill Gillim of Tigercity) is releasing his self titled EP on January 31 via Ford & Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint, Software. There's definitely a How to Dress Well vibe going on with Gillim's simultaneous understanding of ambient electronics and soaring falsetto vocals, but they differ in that Megafortress shies away from any type of beatwork, relying only on his voice, sampled bells, and synthesizer. Check out the lead track, "Green Child," which you can stream and watch the video for below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below. You can pre-order the vinyl at the Mexican Summer webstore now and an MP3 download is coming soon.

Megafortress has one show coming up and its in his hometown of NYC on the album's release date, January 31 at Glasslands. The bill also includes his Software (who is co-presenting the show with PopGun) labelmates Slava and Giffoni, in addition to When the Mountains Turn Blue and DJ Joel Ford (of Ford and Lopatin). Tickets are on sale now.

Slava also plays 285 Kent on January 20 with Huerco S, LF WInd (of Teengirl Fantasy), Innergaze, and Terekke.

Carlos Giffoni also plays The Stone on February 2.

Also catch Software co-owner Daniel Lopatin when Oneohtrix Point Never opens for Tycho at MHOW (2/4). Tickets are still available.

Video, stream, album art and tracklist below...

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Megafortress - "Green Child" Official Video

Megafortress - "Green Child"
Green Child by MEGAFORTRESS

Megafortress

Megafortress Tracklist:
Side A:
My Favorite Girl
Consolamentum

Side B:
Green Child
We Love You

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Comments (5)

Megabeard&baldtress is very introspective stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 1:36 AM

pseudonyms are for poseurs

Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012 8:32 AM

Has megafortress stopped playing with tigercity? If you look at their myspace page, there is nothing new posted for the last two years so I guess he has gone solo for good now.

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Posted by Work from Home Jobs | July 8, 2012 11:17 PM

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