"From a quiet folk drenched opener like “Wooly Toque” to an upbeat barn burner like “Silver Bullet”, this album has enough variety to keep things fresh the whole duration of the album. It has a raw, barebones feel to it, which comes as no surprise considering it was recorded in an old farmhouse."
--TheBrokenSpeaker.com (Into the hills was #19 on their Top-20 of 2011)
Racoon Bandit are quickly gaining steam in the non-steam era. The Charlottetown, PEI folk-rock quartet formed in 2009 in a well-lit porch. Started from travel tales between songwriters Fraser McCallum, Adam Gallant and Roger Carter, the full band maintains poetic lyrics within a driving rhythm section, three-part harmonies, and gripping guitar flashes. Equal parts folk-rock and alt-pop, the Bandits’ sound has drawn comparisons to early Neil Young, Frightened Rabbit and Wilco.
ECMA nominees in 2011 for Alternative Recording of the Year and winners of the 2011 Music PEI Video of the Year, Racoon Bandit has shared the stage with many great acts including Hannah Georgas, Two Hours Traffic, Dave Myles, In-Flight Safety, The Grass Mountain Hobos and Erin Costelo.
The Island gents recently released their first full-length recording. Entitled Into the hills, the self-produced album is out on Collagen Rock Records (Boxer the Horse, English Words).
See their Music Video (*VIDEO of the Year Winner - Music PEI 2011) for single 'Hold onto your Hat', shot and produced by Adam Perry below:
Fraser McCallum Voice and Guitar
Adam Gallant Electricity Guitars
Brother Scott Bass-end Guitars
Roger Carter Drums and Keys
Chad Van Gaelen
Cuff the Duke
Boxer the Horse