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On the program for Saturday April 9, 2011

On this weekend's edition - a feature on Racoon Bandit and their new release 'Into The Hills'

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Racoon Bandit are quickly gaining steam in the non-steam era. The Charlottetown folk-rock quartet formed in 2009 in a well-lit porch. Started from story-driven folk songs between songwriters Fraser McCallum, Adam Gallant and Roger Carter, the full band maintains poetic lyrics with a driving rhythm section, three-part harmonies, and gripping guitar flashes. Equal parts folk-rock and alt-country, the Bandits' sound has drawn comparisons to early Neil Young, Wilco, and Frightened Rabbit.

Nominees for the 2011 ECMAs and winners of the 2011 Music PEI Video of the Year, Racoon Bandit has shared the stage with many greats including Hannah Georgas, Two Hours Traffic, The Mountains and the Trees, In-Flight Safety, The Grass Mountain Hobos and Erin Costelo. Following the release of their album, Campcraft, they have showcased at the ECMA's, the Halifax Pop Explosion and Canadian Music Week.

Currently the gents have a new release, a full-length collection of folk and folk rock songs that features Carter, Gallant and McCallum sharing writing and singing duties. Entitled Into the hills, the album was released on March 26, 2011.

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