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Raccoon Fighters gravel-edged garage/ blues songs evoke sonic imagines of such latter day mavericks as T-Rex and Link Wray coupled with a more modern day rock n roll bravado, the likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Greenhornes. However you choose to define their jaw-dropping, physical assault on the senses, Raccoon Fighters music is captivating. Described as “Brooklyn’s latest top-shelf indie export” – (Chaos Magazine), these quick-witted gents are “the thinking mans Stooges” whose dark and frenetic nature was galvanized by early singles like, “South Parlouritta” and “Butcherette” with its brazen tales of abortion, lost love and general relationship skullduggery.
Their new album, ZIL, released October 1, 2013 continues on this raucous path, but has evolved into a more expansive sound. Recorded in Upstate New York and mixed at the renowned Magic Shop in NYC their dirty, gritty auditory diatribe is still apparent, but is now matched with colorful harmonies and pulsing melodies; Marc Bolan would be licking their lips with envy. Nylon magazine recently tipped ZIL, saying it “should really be the soundtrack to the final season of “Breaking Bad”. As the taste makers at Brooklyn Ski Club wrote, “Mark my words, you hear it here first, etc: You will be a fan of this band in the very near future”