Tuesday, July 03, 2007

it's all about the details

Did you see what I did there? My clever little wordplay in the title? Because I'm going to talk about the band, the Details, but by dropping the capital off the word, you were fooled into thinking I was going to talk about something else, weren't you?


You know you are having one of those days when you have to congratulate yourself on stuff like that, and then demand that everyone else does as well.

But then again, you probably also thought I was finished talking about Sled Island. Silly you.

The resident offspring left for camp this morning, so until she returns I need somebody else to bore
to death. The retirement plan husband is pretty accommodating, but readily admits he doesn't know what I'm talking about half the time.

The Details - I think I mentioned that they were giving away EPs at their Sled Island set, one of which was a compilation split with the Paperbacks, and the other all Details. I thought that was pretty cool, but what was even cooler was this little note that appeared on the insert:

We encourage you to please make copies of this record for your friends, family, neighbours, anyone and everyone.

Sure, I realize at this point in a young band's career it's way more important to get as much exposure as possible than it is to make any money (or break even), but I still think this is a lovely way of accomplishing that.

And you are like friends, family, neighbours etc to me, so here's your copy:

Marching Sound - the Details
the waiting room
- assassins
- lean and sway
- grey, or ...
- fever tree

Enjoy. The Details are up and comers and I think they have a lot of promise. I've love to hear your feedback on these songs.

So, yeah, I'm still thinking about Sled Island, still feeling the love, planning for next year, beating myself up for the bands that I wasn't able to see.

Like Boredoms, for instance!

The legendary Japanoise band playing one of the only Canadian dates on their limited tour.

According to Zak Pashak, festival mastermind, I missed a show that had people in the audience crying, it was that good.

God damn it.


justacoolcat said...

That details-Details switch . . .Brilliant!

As for the band, I'll let you know once I give them a listen.

Becky said...

That was brilliant work with the title *claps* :)

I'll have to give them a listen, they sound worthwhile! I like their exposure strategy...
Glad you had a good time!

And don't worry too much about those shows you missed, it happens to everyone at some point (like Edmonton Folk Fest last year... grr). And you still have all the excellent shows at Calgary Folk Fest to look forward to!

Toccata said...

The retirement plan!

Missing out on the moment is so much of any music festival. An unfortunate biproduct of so much good music on all at once.

Your posts are making me sorry I missed out on this year!

JustRun said...

Ugh, I hate music withdrawls!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Am I not the wittiest creature you have ever encountered, Just A? I thought so.

Very kind of you to indulge my pathetic cries for attention, Becky.
It's true with the folk fests, isn't it? You figure you will be able to see everyone you want because it's all in one spot, but no. And I'm going to be missing Neko Case's workshop. But I do get to see her concert!

Toccata, it seems festival season is a time of real gluttony, musically speaking. So we try to cram it all in as a protection against those lean times. Kind of like I've been doing with cherries lately.
You should try to make it here next year, or for folk fest.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets those, Justrun. I thought I was just being some sort of freak, but you seem normal enough. ... or are you?

BeckEye said...

"You know you are having one of those days when you have to congratulate yourself on stuff like that, and then demand that everyone else does as well."

That's like, every day of my life.

Allison said...

Woot! New mp3, thank-you muchly. I shall return later this eve to download them and then, of course, report :)

How's day 2 without the kid? ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well you might as well lay claim to those moments of brilliance and/or cleverness, Beckeye. In my world at least, they come along so rarely that each one is an occasion.

Day 2 without the kid - not so bad, Al, I think I'm getting used to this. Or maybe it's the fact that I decontaminated the computer room. Reclaiming space is always rewarding.

Beth said...

Just downloaded the MP3s and off for a listen; I'll let you know what I think.

Don't you hate it when you have a clever title, and nobody in the room catches on?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yes, Beth, and that's why I always make sure to draw everybody's attention to the fact that I just said something clever. Because one never knows when that will happen again.

phlegmfatale said...

That's very groovy and forward-thinking of them to be so cool about fans sharing their music. They sound good, too.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My sentiments exactly, PF! Very clever move on their part, I think, and I applaud them for it.