Fort Collins band Peace Officer comes to Vail Wednesday |

Fort Collins band Peace Officer comes to Vail Wednesday

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VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyPeace Officer was nominated for best hip hop band in Denver by Westword.

Peace Officer is a live-band hiphop/reggae/dub crew hailing from Fort Collins. Since forming in 2007, they have honed a sound they refer to as “dub-hop,” which is hip-hop lyrics and social consciousness with live, dub-inspired beats.

The band will perform at Samana Lounge in Vail Wednesday.

The four emcees strive to entertain and educate with tales of life, struggle, passion, and politics, all in an energetic set that always leaves audiences wanting more.

“Peace Officer is known for putting on high-energy shows,” said Samana promoter Ross Cohen.

Peace Officer’s energetic live show and innovative recordings have earned them several awards over the last two years: FoCoMx Peer Award for best in genre in 2009 and 2010; Best Band in Colorado in Colorado Music Buzz’s Bandwagon competition; and, most recently, a nomination for best hip hop band in Denver by Westword.

In the fall of 2009 the bands “Contraband” LP began tracking. It was produced by AK 0f Peace Officer and engineered by Kris Smith of the Dropkick Murphys. The record encompasses a host of new instrumentation as it heads into uncharted waters. “Contraband” pulls industrial and punk influences into the haunting dub hop beats that Peace Officer’s fans have grown to expect, promising yet another sonic revolution in the fusion of hip-hop and dub. There unique sound and high energy earned Peace Office national attention and in 2011 they were invited to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

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