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The Details Back For Two More

The Details at C'est What
The Details
C'est What in Toronto, ON
November 17, 2010

Photos and Review by: Pete Nema

Winnipeg-based four-piece band The Details were in Toronto last Wednesday to put on an intimate show at the one of the best places to get beer in the city: C'est What. They return to Toronto this Monday, November 22nd, to play Elvis Monday at the Drake Underground.

It should be no secret that The Details are one of my favourite Canadian independent acts, with their 2007 album ending up in spot #27 of the Top 50 Albums of the Decade article I posted earlier this year. More that half of the tracks from that album also hold top spots in some of my playlists, and so I try to get out to see the band perform whenever they manage to pass through Toronto.

They just released a new EP called The Original Mark, a five song recording of which two of the tracks come from their forthcoming full-length album to be released next year, one song is a remix from their 2007 full-length album, and the remaining two appear to be recorded specifically for the EP. It's a pretty decent sample of what they are capable of producing. The album they've recorded and will be releasing next year was co-produced by Stephen Carroll of The Weakerthans (who also appeared on their 2007 album) along with Brandon Reid of The National. The set list put together on Wednesday was a good mixture from their previously released material, songs from the new EP, and a couple of those new yet-to-be released songs added in as well.

At C'est What, the band pulled a respectably sized crowd for the venue. The performance was casual, in some respects, with Jon Plett (vocals, guitar) seeming very at ease, chatting with the crowd between songs and following up with excellent vocals. The rest of the band, Keli Martin (bass), Sean Vidal (guitar), and Shaun Gibson (drums), backed him up appropriately, interacting with each other as well as people in the audience. Although this was the same venue that I saw them perform at during NXNE 2010, there was something in this performance that made it appear as though the band felt more at home this time. No, Toronto is not their home, but they clearly had friends in the audience which may have helped create this atmosphere.

Don't miss seeing them this Monday, November 22nd at the Drake Underground as part of Elvis Monday. Not only is it a FREE show, and I hear there is also going to be free food. Go see why The Details are one of my favourite Canadian bands and, while there, I highly recommend picking up their 2007 full-length album Draw A Distance. Draw A Border. as well as the new The Original Mark EP.

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