New Brunswick’s Festival Place, Market Square proudly showcasing East Coast talent all summer!
Racoon Bandit show a knack for warm folk-rock arrangements that hide an anthemic bite. Equal parts roots, pysch-rock, and indie, the quartet turned heads across the country this year with their third independent release “Close Your Eyes.” The album was featured on several Best of 2015 lists, including Mixtape Magazine‘s Top-10 East Coast albums and Top-40 Canadian records of 2015. The album also picked up a 2016 ECMA nomination for Rock Recording of the Year and 3 Music PEI nominations.
RB’s upcoming summer 2018 release (2 split singles, out July 6) is produced with Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions; Coyote, SORREY). The band is comprised of Fraser McCallum, Adam Gallant, Roger Carter, and Colin Buchanan. In the vein of fellow East Coast stalwarts Sloan & Thrush Hermit, the Bandits share songwriting and lead vocal duties, bringing a dynamic sound and performance to their three records and to the stage. RB has shared the stage/supported such great acts as: April Wine, The Sadies, Alvvays, Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins, and more.