Queens NYC based Raccoon Fighter shoot laser beams out of their eyes, smoke fuzz boxes and swim in the sky with Alex Chilton. Back stroking with him in time to gritty 1970's east village NYC, where they shoot pool/sniff glue with the New York Dolls and Television at CBGB's. Their latest release Spiral Flag in the words of Alibi “comes off like a brawl between The Beatles White Album and T Rex' The Slider" all the while putting their own modern twist on things, creating “a sound that’s both timeless and feels particularly of-the-moment” frequently compared to bands like the Growlers, Ty Segall, Tame Impala and Black Lips.
Since forming in 2009 they've shared the stage with Ex Cops, Joywave, Das Racist, Sunflower Bean, Spirit Family Reunion, Ski Beatz and The London Souls. The end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 brought the band good fortune as they landed a few TV placements, including two songs on the Showtime series Shameless, beginning with the season premiere and multiple MTV spots. Their upcoming EP 'Hover Craft' is due out on Papercup Music summer 2016.