|Origin||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, new wave, post-punk|
James Alexander Bodman
Racoons are an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia.
Racoons were formed in 2008 by founding members Matthew Lyall and Murray Mckenzie. The duo were then joined by Jeff Mitchelmore and James Alexander Bodman, former members of indie pop band The Paper Cranes. The band's debut EP Islomania was released internationally through Maple Music in May 2009. In June 2009 the band embarked on a national tour with The Von Bondies across Canada as well as playing the Rifflandia, Sled Island, Olio, Deraylor and Big Time Out festivals. Over the summer of 2009 the band relocated to Vancouver where they are currently working on their debut full-length. The band are co-managed by Nick Blasko (Tegan and Sara, Buck 65) and Coral Osborne (The Blue Violets).
- Matthew Lyall – Vocals, Guitar
- Murray Mckenzie – Guitar, Keyboards
- Jeffrey Mitchelmore – Percussion
- Douglas Hamilton-Evans – Trumpet
- Islomania (2009) – Available on Maple Music
- Be My Television (Islomania 2009)
- Tangiers (Islomania 2009)
- Most Promising Band 2009 (won) Monday Magazine
- Best New Artist 2009 (currently nominated) CBC Radio 3
- Band of the Month January 2009 (won) The Zone
- Favourite Album of 2009 (runner-up) Monday Magazine
- Favourite Band 2010 (won) Monday Magazine
Radio and television
- The Racoons Home. Maplemusic.com. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- Harper, Kate. (2009-08-26) Rifflandia Music Festival Lineup Finalized. CHARTattack. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
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- Marcus, Bianca. (2009-07-24) K-OS Tops Deraylor Music Festival. CHARTattack. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
-  Archived 20 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
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- Cheers to You!. Monday Mag (19 February 2010). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- Poll – Best New Artist: 2009 CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards – CBC Radio 3: Free music, videos, podcasts & concerts. Radio3.cbc.ca. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- The Zone @ 91-3 in Victoria :: modern rock in Victoria BC. Thezone.fm. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- Farrell, Amanda. (2010-03-31) Tins of Talent. Monday Mag. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- The Hills (Season 5) | Ep. 512 | Songs from the Show. MTV. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- SIRIUS Playlist Search – Sirius Satellite Radio. DogstarRadio.com (27 January 2007). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- Concerts and Sessions – The Racoons – 25 September 2009 – CBC Radio 3: Free music, videos, podcasts & concerts. Radio3.cbc.ca (25 September 2009). Retrieved on 18 October 2011.
- MTV's 16 and Pregnant (Season 2) | Ep. 201 | Songs from the Show. MTV. Retrieved on 18 October 2011.