The Details | Draw a Distance. Draw a Border.

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Draw a Distance. Draw a Border.

by The Details

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  Song Share Time Download
1. Always, Always, Always, Never.
3:41 $0.99
2. Reunion Souvenirs
2:51 $0.99
3. Burns Much Brighter
4:43 $0.99
4. Underground
3:06 $0.99
5. I Asked What We Should Do. You Said, I Just Don't Want to Think
4:36 $0.99
6. A National Anthem
5:53 $0.99
7. Capture and Develop
2:57 $0.99
8. The Height of Land
2:57 $0.99
9. Demons/Heathens
2:51 $0.99
10. Floor Plans
2:39 $0.99
11. Hit Parades
3:40 $0.99
12. Far Off Places
6:04 $0.99
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The Details
Draw A Distance. Draw A Border.

“Draw A Distance. Draw A Border” is the debut full length from Winnipeg’s The Details. The Details are Jon Plett (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Keli Martin (bass/keyboards), Sean Vidal (guitars/keyboards/vocals) and Shaun Gibson (drums, percussion, vocals). Since forming at the end of 2005 they have hardly gone a day without seeing each other and have quickly established themselves as one of western Canada’s hardest working bands. Produced in Winnipeg by Jack Shapira the album is the follow up to 06’s Marching Sound EP. “Draw A Distance. Draw A Border” also features Stephen Carroll (The Weakerthans), Allison Shevernoha (Paper Moon, The Hermit), Jay Churko (Chords Of Canada), Ashley Roch (The Western States) as well as Jonathan Bauch on cello, Kristjanna Oleson on viola, Raegan Elizabeth and Jeremy Pillipow.

From the beautiful scene setting opener “Always, Always, Always Never” to the irony laden and rocking “Reunion Souvenirs” this is an album about regret and celebration. With the slow building trumpet and banjo laden “Underground”, the small town trappings of “Height Of Land” it becomes apparent that “Draw A Distance. Draw A Border.” is a set of songs about looking back at choices and changes made and how they have lead one to the here and now. During the album you will hear a lamenting lap steel, the tinkling of a piano, the aforementioned trumpet and banjo as well the sound of a respirator and a heart monitor. With the final bittersweet goodbye of the album closer “Far Off Places”, the story closes but like any great story its song keeps playing in your head long after the music has stopped.

Having traveled the snowy highways of Canada on two winter tours, The Details spent July traveling from Vancouver to Halifax, and are now looking forward to doing it all again in October.

“You never know what you're going to get at the beginning of a bill, at the beginning of a long night of music. Winnipeg band The Details are the perfect example of that, having the honour/thankless task of kicking off the entire night as the first band on a bill that included Geronimo, Calgary's Woodpigeon, and The Constantines. The 60 or so people in the Grand were rewarded with a treat, as the four-piece pop band delivered a confident set of sweet, satisfying songs.” The Calgary Herald

“The Details, however, were the scene stealers of the evening. Former members of the 'peg's Home Team and Canadian darlings Sixty Stories, The Details brought a big, tight, danceable sound that few were probably expecting.” BeatRoute (Alberta) /



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Richard Soos

The Details - Reunion Souvenirs
“I can’t wait to calibrate all the things we find have changed since the last time when the distance wasn’t greater than the connection that we had.” Sounds like a mouthful, but imagine this – it’s not just a poem, but a song. Yep, the narrator gets this out intelligibly. And, the story makes sense. There’s distance put between families and friends in this “modern” world. For what purpose? Ah, the question we all wish had an honest answer. The poets here have the ability to face these issues and put them into terms we can use to start our meditations with. No answers, but clearly stated questions. Nice work. Shoutouts include Underground (“I wrote a clever song. I always dreamt the crowd would sing along to my empty thoughts and kill the poets to save their dying art.”), Capture and Develop (“Only the boldest admit what they can’t defeat.”), and Hit Parades (“there are million dollar price tags that come with my million dollar friends.”) The music complements the intelligence of the poetry.