Racoon Bandit – Into The Hills (Collagen Rock Records)

Though the first track on the sophomore release from PEI’s Racoon Bandit starts in a relatively quiet, unassuming way, second-track Steel Rail is more indicative of where the remainder of Into The Hills can go: soaring harmonies mixed with a blend of folk and rock that find an irresistible happy medium between the two. Tracks like I’m On Fire, Get Off and Silver Bullet roll nicely out of the speakers while more introspective moments like Hard Drive and the haunting Katie Cruel show a band with a killer amount of potential.