Racoon are releasing Another Day on October 2nd, but for these determined Dutch, the road to stardom has an interesting passenger.
Thats because the Dutch government, as part of a plan to support and spread Dutch culture, is bankrolling the stateside promotion of the rascally rockers, including money for tours, press, and videos,
Singer Bert van der Weide is wide-eyed and excited.
He says, Theyve put their money on us because they know were good enough to make it outside of Holland. All people think about Holland is that we smoke weed, but we know how to make some good music too.
But even with the suits picking up their musical tab, van der Weide says dont expect the band to change their tune.
He says, We make it, we write it, nobody says a thing about it. Weve stuffed every penny into making music, and we believe in ourselves. Were not lying out on a bed of flowers while the government pays for us.
For band info, check out racoon.nl.
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