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    Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:10:25

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Raccoon Fighter's Gabe - Get to know 'em!

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    Raccoon Fighter are today's Take Aim opponent.

    Their album ZIL is out tomorrow, so no time like the present to get in the ring.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    Raccoon Fighters gravel-edged garage/blues evokes images of such mavericks as T-Rex and Link Wray coupled with The Stooges and The Greenhornes.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    In litigation for an (alleged) elaborate online Diner's Club Card scheme, which the media seems to admit is ingenious, but ultimately flawed. It's funny, if you'd asked us this question a year ago, we'd be answering you from international waters aboard our yacht, affectionately dubbed "The USS Little Big Horn."

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I seem to remember being pretty good at mini golf.

    Pick ONE song one your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    On 'Pyramid Scheme to Heaven,' Zac tirelessly tried to recreate in the studio the same perfectly haunting, sleeping giant guitar sound he captured in our practice space for the demo. After hours and hours, we realized it just wasn't going to happen. The demo guitar was greased lightning in a Coke bottle! It was the same guitar, same amp, same fuzz pedal, but they all got shy and antsy in the studio. The guitar track on the album is the shitty mic'd, laptop-recorded first take from the demo. If you listen closely, you can hear interference from his cell phone coming through the amp.

    Finish this sentence: Raccoon Fighter is the artist that...

    Brought enough gum for everybody! (And somehow managed to use the word "scheme" twice during this interview.)

    Listen to Raccoon Fighter's "Santa Tereza" below:



    Will you check out Raccoon Fighter?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.30.13



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