Music by The Details will be featured in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" (The Details)
Local indie popsters The Details will have a longtime career dream realized on March 8 when their song "Always, Always, Always, Never," from the 2007 debut Draw a Distance. Draw a Border, will be featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
"I have heard many comedians speak to the sense of prestige and pride they feel when walking out on the Carson-era Tonight Show because of its rich history. For a group like us, being asked to contribute a song to the show that discovered The Zit Remedy is the ultimate Can-Rock equivalent," says drummer Shaun Gibson, only semi-facetiously.
Degrassi isn't the only place you'll find The Details in the coming weeks. The band has a song in Sean Garrity's Toronto International Film Festival hit My Awkward Sexual Adventure, which is set for worldwide release in April. The band also contributed a song to the U.S. version of the British TV series Being Human, which airs on March 11.
The Details join a long line of Winnipeg acts that have seen their songs reach the small and silver screens. Here are just a few.
You've heard Ash Koley -- aka Ash Koley and Phil Deschambault -- everywhere. The indie pop duo had its hooky hit single "Don't Let Your Feet Touch The Ground" appear in the 2012 Hollywood rom-com What To Expect When You're Expecting. "Sheep In Wolves Clothing," meanwhile, appeared on Grey's Anatomy.
It's no surprise that the singer/songwriter's evocative songs have found an easy home on TV. Johnson's music has been featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Pretty Little Liars, Being Erica, Joan of Arcadia and more.
The fiddle virtuoso with the strong pop sensibility has seen her massive singles "Possibility," "I Can See" and "Human After All" featured on One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, Switched at Birth and Parenthood.
The local mod-pop outfit made a cameo appearance on an episode of the acclaimed American series Monk and rocked out "The Laissez-Faire System" and "Gaining Ground/Losing Sight" from its definitive 2005 album, Aim Right For The Holes In Their Lives.
The sugar-sweet pop outfit performed live on an episode of the short-lived teen drama Falcon Beach. The band has proved TV friendly; Paper Moon has also had its songs featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Queer as Folk, Party of Five and more.
The power pop band of brothers/cousins had its cinematic ballad "You And This Terrible Place" from the 2009 EP These Nautical Miles featured in the premiere episode of Canadian cop drama Rookie Blue.
The Wailin' Jennys
The Jennys' haunting version of the Irish dirge "The Parting Glass" was featured in a Walking Dead trailer, prompting message board commenters the Internet over to ask, "Who IS this?" The Juno-winning roots trio also contributed a cover of Dolly Parton's "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" to the soundtrack of the Manitoba-lensed The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.
"Aside" -- a ragged slice of punk rock poetry from the Winnipeg indie rock royals' 2000 album Left and Leaving -- plays over the closing credits of the 2005 Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughan buddy comedy Wedding Crashers. The band also composed the theme song for Less Than Kind.