On Racoon Bandit's 2011 album 'Into the Hills'
“It’s an incredible effort, one of those debut albums that obviously comes from a band interested in a long professional career” – Toro Magazine.
Racoon Bandit are picking up steam in the non-steam era. The folk-rock outfit formed in 2009 in a well-lit porch in Charlottetown, PEI when songwriters Fraser McCallum and Adam Gallant both tumbled back onto red soil. Winners of Music PEI's Group Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year in January, 2012 is looking like a bright year for this rising group.
Together with drummer/songwriter Roger Carter and bassist Scott Gallant, the full quartet blends poetic lyrics with a driving rhythm section, punchy harmonies, and gripping guitar flashes. Equal parts alt-folk and indie-rock, the Bandit sound evokes comparisons to early-Neil Young, Wilco, and
Racoon Bandit recently released a vinyl EP,'RacoonBandit/ SisterJack', their third self-produced release in just over 2 years. Their last album, Into the Hills, came out in 2011 on Collagen Rock Records (Two Hours Traffic, English Words). This full-length collection of folk and folk rock songs that ranges in texture from wistful ballads to punchy pop-rock to alt-rock shuffles. It made The Broken Speaker.com's top 20 of 2012 list at #19.
Nominees in 2012 for the East Coast Music Awards and winners of the 2011 Music PEI Video of the Year, Racoon Bandit has shared the stage with many greats including April Wine, Two Hours Traffic, Hannah Georgas, Said the Whale, In-Flight Safety and Erin Costelo.
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Fraser McCallum - VOX, Guitar & Keys
Adam Gallant - VOX, Guitar
Scott Gallant - Bass
Roger Carter - VOX, keys, Drums
-Katie Cruel music video (April 2, 2012)
-RacoonBandit/Sister Jack Vinyl Ep (December 17, 2011)
-Twist in the Wind Music Video (December 17, 2011)
- Into the hills LP (March 26, 2011).
-Campcraft EP - August 2009.
-'What Child is this' recording featured on The 13 Days of Christmas (Compilation Dec 09)
-The PEI Mixtape, Herohill.com (November 09)
-HAT Music video (Decemeber 09)