News In 2002!

Raising the Fawn has finally found a permanent drummer! Jon Drew is a great drummer and engineer who has played in a bunch of indie groups including Secret Agent and Two Line Filler. The whole band is excited to finally be able to move forward as a unit.

They are now practicing new material with Jon and getting ready to record the next CD. His live debut with the Fawn will be a couple of Toronto dates. These shows should help them gel as a band before they hit the studio.

Speaking of studios, John's other band, Broken Social Scene, is presently recording a full-length effort at Stars and Suns Studio in Toronto. The songs are sounding great and are including some sweet guest appearances by members of Stars (the band, not the studio) and Metric. The band itself is made of many local 'heavies,' such as Kevin Drew (KC Accidental), Brendan Canning (ex-By Divine Right, ex-hHead, Cookie Duster), Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think), John Crossingham, and former 'Fawn drummer Justin Peroff.

Songs on this record will be split between the calm instrumentals of BSS's 'Feel Good Lost' debut disc (made when the band was just Kevin and Brendan) and some full-on rock orchestras with vocals, horns and whatever else is found lying around.

By the way, don't forget to check out Do Make Say Think's new CD '& Yet & Yet' out on Constellation records in February. It is absolutely incredible.

Here are the Fawn's live dates:

Feb. 10th @ Lee's Palace Wavelength 2nd anniversary and 100th show. w/Gesundthit, Creeping Nobodies and more

Mar. 1st @ The Horseshoe Tavern CBC and Chart magazine's CMW showcase w/Smugglers, More Plastic, Bodega and more. RTF on at 8:30.

Happy holidays and wishing a wonderful season to everyone! Raising the Fawn are keeping themselves busy by recording some new material for you so unfortunately there will be no live shows for a few weeks while they do this. To tide you over, their s/t CD is on sale by mail in the Music section of the website and you could always catch up on your reading by checking out Raising the Fawn in the Press section! Just click the navigation on the left and peruse away! Take care everyone!

Please check the touring section to find out about the latest RTF tour dates. The Fawn have one or two new ones listed in Toronto and Windsor, but that will be it until the New Year as they are planning on hibernating for a while to record material for a NEW album which will most likely be released in 2002. Celebrate the year with these final two shows in Windsor (at the Press Club w/Anneke's Star) and in Toronto (Lee's Palace - for Wavelength - w/Bluebird) for 2001! Happy hibernating fawns!


Raising the Fawn are looking for a new drummer. Justin unfortunately will be leaving the band soon because he has other projects that he is committed to right now that need his attention. Anyone (male or female) are encouraged to apply for this new position within the band, but RTF need someone who can be patient with them as well. So female or male please help them out! Drummers can email John Crossingham at for more information.

What's up in September? Please check the 'tour' section for more info on dates as Raising the Fawn move forward to play the Mindbomb in St. Catharines on Thursday the 6th and then head on over to play the Losing Today Festival and the *Fantastic! Pop Festival in early October.

What's UP?

Raising the Fawn have been taking some time to learn some new songs and practice and prepare for their special show on August 30, at the Rivoli, in Toronto (check out the 'tour' section for details). They will be playing with a few other bands, hopefully 'Barzan' who write beautifully spacious songs...

They are all very excited about having Barzan play with them, and it is likely that Kevin Drew who plays with John in Broken Social Scene, may be assembling something special for that night! Stay tuned!

New Album in the Works

Also in Raising the Fawn news, John has been demoing some songs for a new Raising the Fawn record which they will record this fall/winter with Kevin Drew producing... According to Julie Booth, all of the songs already sound amazing, and they will be playing and recording them with a full band which they are all very excited about. Stay tuned for a new section to be added to the website to include Raising the Fawn's record picks of the month! Julie's working on the material for this right now so we should have it added and online soon!

Paperback Writer:

 After eight months with the band, Lesa Hannah has left Raising the Fawn. With a budding career as a fashion journalist, Lesa just didn't have the time to commit to learning new material. Or as she loved to put it, "I didn't do my homework." Oh, and just to settle any nasty rumours that could start up through this, Lesa and John are still very much a couple, so cool it you gossip types.

New Drummer for Raising the Fawn: 

 Our new drummer is Justin Peroff. Justin and John are already playing together in the Broken Social Scene live band and Justin's other credits include work with Do Make Say Think. The new band has begun practicing and the June 15th show at Lee's Palace with The Clientele will be his debut. Come out and wish him luck!

 As of May, there are a couple of announcements from John as Raising the Fawn continue to keep up their furious pace of musicalicious concerts and news!

New Shows

 June 15th at Lee's Palace with Merge recording artists, The Clientele. Check RTF's other listings as well over in the 'tour' section of the site!

Read Up!

 An interview with Raising the Fawn will appear in the May 10th issue of Toronto's Eye Weekly Magazine. Be sure to check it out in print or online at

Compilation News with AntiAntenna

The '20 Year Design Theory' compilation is to be released in June. Check out the dirt here [click on the fawn below to link].

 Raising the Fawn get added to the Local Spotlight in an April issue of Toronto's NOW magazine. Check out the above picture in its glory over in the 'photos' section. Way to go guys!

 I know many of you have been clamouring for mp3's by the Fawn, so here we have it -- Now That You're Awake -- in the 'Listen' section over at Umbrella Music! The link for Umbrella Music will be listed here as well as being available in the .music. section for reference when it moves down in the news section in the weeks to come.

 The Fawn have a brand spankin' new review for their new s/t CD via Eye Magazine's On Disc section from the March 22nd, 2001 issue. Please head over to the .music. section for more on that!

 Rumour is that RTF also played a show this past Saturday on March 31st at a Church on the corner of Bond and King in Hamilton (St. Cuthbert's Church to be exact). Unfortunately, I didn't see the note for this listing in time to post it myself, but hopefully a lot of people made it out to the show -- I'm sure the band will have a lot to talk about regarding what it was like playing there! Big thanks to everyone who made it out!

 Raising the Fawn's new fantastic CD was released March 27th, 2001! These CDs are available at Raising the Fawn shows and at the following record stores as well:

In Toronto : Soundscapes [572 College St.]
                 Rotate This [620 Queen St. W.]

In St. Catharines : Tantrum [304 St. Paul Street]
                           Station to Station [38 James St.]

Now go buy it! ;-}

 March is the month of the Fawn!

 First off, we play w/Royal City and St Louis' The Potomac Accord at Ted's Wrecking Yard on March 16th.

 Then, Raising the Fawn opens for Scottish superstars Mogwai at the Opera House March 25th. No that is not a typo!

 We will be appearing in NOW magazine's Local Spotlight on March 15th as well.

 Finally, the CD will be released on March 27th.

 It is mastered and sounds fucking great, if I do say so myself! There are 10 tracks, as follows:

Cableknit Clouds
Scent So Sweet
Sleeping Trees
The Thaw
Now That You're Awake
Some Things Don't Heal Easily
Coup d'ete
New Moon, Goodnight

 Spread the word! We'll be coming to Windsor soon!

 John has been recording a new song called "On February 2nd" for a compilation. This comp is going to be the first release for a new label out of Belleville called The antiAntenna Project.

 Here's what John has to say, "I'm really excited about this song--it has lots of neat things like backward drums and noise and these weird low octave drums, and it also marks the first time Julie is singing on a recorded song. The album is still in a bit of limbo, but I hope to have it out by late March."

 Look forward to more news in March!