Press

“Gritty rock’n’roll–you know, the way it’s intended to be–with just-gravely-enough vocals, jangly guitars, and a chorus that should really soundtrack the final season of Breaking Bad” – Nylon Magazine

“Tough, confident and a little rough around the edges”- USA Today

“Louder and rawer than one might assume from a simple three-piece” – WNYC

“Muscular, melodic local trio Raccoon Fighter shows off its hard-driving soul-punk throb” – TimeOut NY

“Brooklyn-based trio, Raccoon Fighter, have been grinding out consistently excellent garage-tinged blues rock since their inception. Their latest album, Zil, is a testament to their songwriting talents and ability to craft an awesome rock sound.” – Relix Magazine

“The supple sonic waves hark back cross the pond to Brit Invasion trailblazers the Troggs and Hollies, before their antecedents locked themselves in the garage and turned that soulful R&B rock sound raw.” – Philadelphia Weekly

“Upping the quality garage quotient in Brooklyn”- Brooklyn Vegan

“A bit brawny, a bit rugged and a bit messy.”- AbsolutePunk

“Reminiscent of the Black Lips and Diamond Rugs” - FILTER Magazine

“Sounds like the sonic version of a ’69 Camaro Z28.”Nylon Guys Magazine

“A sound that’s both timeless and feels particularly of-the-moment”- Beats Per Minute

“These songs tear through punked-out blues riffs with a fervency The Black Keys only wish they had” - Fabricoh Magazine

“Gritty, bluesy rock with a lot of heart” – The Wild Magazine

“Still suited for backroom brawling, leather-clad hipsters, but done in a way that seems somehow real and truthful. Unforced, natural. You can tell this is the music they’re meant to be playing.” – Citizen Brooklyn

“Raw and unapologetic” – The Fire Note

“Straight up rock ‘n’ roll” – GHETTOBLASTER Magazine

“Helluva live act”- Quip Magazine

“Gritty, blues-driven rock that assaults your senses” – Magnet Magazine

“Twangy, almost Duane Eddyish” – Destroy The Cyborg

“Smart Brooklyn sensibility that feels like a surfed out Exploding Plastic Inevitable of the absurd.” – Impose Magazine

‘Nuggets’-inspired piece of ’60s-tinged excellence- The Sound of Confusion

“Pleasantly seductive, slinky style of raw rock” – The Deli Magazine

“Brooklyn’s latest top-shelf indie export” – Chaos Magazine

“A raucous caucus of secret-agent cool, lusty hustles and rock-blizzard boogie”- Maximum Ink

“Youthful, Brooklyn N.Y. rockers”- KDHX 88.1 FM

“Witty lyrics, harmonic overtures, and a sense of freedom through experience.” – The Blue Indian

“Latest garage-punk stomper” – Goodbye Babylon

“Mark my words, you hear it here first, etc: You will be a fan of this band in the very near future” – Brooklyn Ski Club

“An extended burst of urgent, aggressive bluesy-surfy noise, and it is glorious.” – Now This Sound is Brave

“It is punk, it is psych-rock but you could also just call it rock n roll” - Mapanare.US

“Grunge blues rock with touches of rockabilly and surfer vibes that dance playfully with lyrics of heartbreak and misfortune” – Prextext Social Club

“Punk and psych-rock tendencies with a sound louder and more raucous than you’d expect from a three-piece.” – Pure Grain Audio

“small band, big sound” -Dirty Fucking Hipster

“Just away from rock revivalism and into something fresher.” -Bushwick BK

“Kurt may have passed on, but his style lives on in bands like Raccoon Fighter that blend hard-edged lyrics and melodies with a really emotive lead singer. Same goes for other pioneer bands that had similar-sounds, like The Pixies.”  – Bits and Watts

Guilt Free Pleasures “particularly tantalizing”

Turn Up The Sound “raw rock and roll”

“Drawing on influences including Iggie Pop, the Pretty Things, and the Rolling Stones, Raccoon Fighter has created a unique sound and secured its place in the burgeoning New York City indie music scene.” -Eardrum NYC

“In the same vein of bluesy garage rock as Detroit bands like The Greenhorns.” -Best New Bands

“Exciting on the ears”- Secret Note