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Origin Iowa, United States
Genres Experimental
Noise rock
Psychedelic rock[1]
Years active 2004–2008
Labels Night People
Not Not Fun Records
Release The Bats Records
Associated acts Wet Hair, Pukers, Trash Dog, Driphouse, Youth of the Beast, Dunebuggy, Mandelbrot & Skyy
Website Band Website
Past members
  • Andy Spore
  • Daren Ho
  • Ryan Garbes
  • Shawn Reed

Raccoo-oo-oon was an experimental noise rock/psychedelic rock quartet from Iowa.

Their first release was a self-issued cassette entitled Is Night People, which was reissued by Swedish label Release the Bats, (see Allmusic).

The members of the group were Andy Spore (vocals, electronics, percussion and saxophone), Daren Ho (vocals, guitar and electronics), Ryan Garbes (percussion and electronics) and Shawn Reed (vocals, guitar, electronics and percussion).


Their style of music has been described as "tribal-like percussions",[2] "raw and impetuous – characterised by seemingly-improvised saxophone freak-outs and crashing percussion with an emphasis on chaos".[3]


  • 2005 - Is Night People Cassette
  • 2006 - Mythos Folkways No. 1 LP
  • 2006 - Mythos Folkways Vol. No. 2: Pre-American Lands (Raccoo-oo-oon & Woods Split) LP
  • 2006 - Bored Fortress (Raccoo-oo-oon & Sword Heaven Split) LP
  • 2006 - The Cave of Spirits Forever
  • 2006 - Death at Prospect Peak Cassette
  • 2007 - Behold Secret Kingdom LP
  • 2006 - Mythos Folkways Vol. 3: Divination Night Cassette
  • 2007 - Raccoo-oo-oon 7"
  • 2008 - Mythos Folkways Vol. IV: Future Vision Cassette
  • 2008 - Mythos Folkways Vol. V: Future Vision Cassette
  • 2008 - Raccoo-oo-oon 2 LP


  1. ^ Review Racoo-oo-oon - Behold Secret Kingdom Heathen Harvest
  2. ^ Review Raccoo-oo-oon Archived 2012-07-18 at Archive.is tinymixtapes
  3. ^ Review Raccoo-oo-oon drownedinsound

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