Fort Atlantic Biography

Fort Atlantic is an American musical group from Birmingham, Alabama.


Jon Black founded Fort Atlantic in 2010 after the dissolution of an Athens, Georgia-based record label he owned and operated. Black began recording songs on a home studio and worked with drummer Josh Cannon to realize them for live performances. Fort Atlantic released three EPs in 2010-11, after which Black worked with producer Tom Schick on a full-length album. In 2012, Fort Atlantic signed with Dualtone Records and released a self-titled LP. The album reached #32 on the Billboard Heatseekers charts. In addition to CD and digital formats, the album was also released as a Nintendo cartridge. A song from the album, "Let Your Heart Hold Fast", was featured in an episode of How I Met Your Mother. Following the release of the album, the band played the Bonnaroo festival.
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