Increasing the Fawn originated around 1997 like a calm, introspective bedroom task for Toronto’s John Crossingham, who at that time was keeping down each day work as an associate of ThanatoPop. Ultimately, Bringing up the Fawn was taken to stage and polish, becoming a complete band using pals and self-issuing an eponymous LP in 2001. Documenting sessions for an archive known as The North Ocean followed, but immediately after its conclusion Crossingham and bassist/vocalist Scott Remila had been abandoned by everybody else within the group, departing North dead within the drinking water. Crossingham focused on his efforts to Broken Public Scene, as well as the Fawn continued hiatus just as before. When he and Remila reconvened (with brand-new drummer Dylan Green), the effect was the By the heat of Your Fire EP, released in January 2004 through Bringing up the Fawn’s brand-new offer at Sonic Unyon. It had been a somewhat claustrophobic, mainly hushed affair, ideal for the Canadian wintertime. In those days, Sonic Unyon announced its purpose release a North Ocean in planting season.