CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN MAY 15
ARMS OF A DREAM OUT MAY 4 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter
“Earnest, anthemic” - WXPN
“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heart-string-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press
“Gospel-infused folk songs” - WNYC Soundcheck
PHOTO CREDIT : Kaelen Ohm // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Today, Reuben And The Dark have shared the heart-wrenching video for “All Or Nothing”, from the forthcoming Arms Of A Dream LP out May 4 on Arts & Crafts. Atwood Magazine called the video "A bold and surreal confrontation of family...an anthem of protest, love, and desperation."
Directed by songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock’s wife Kaelen Ohm, the video features personal and powerful performances from a diverse cast, choreographing both the tender and tenacious nature of identity and relationships.
Reuben and Kaelen explain: “Our journey in love together has been tested by many storms. This video paints a picture of some of those moments in time. The fragility and complicated nature of the human experience, coupled with it’s incredible beauty, belongs to everyone and hopefully we discover that more and more, so that we can recognize our unity more than we can our divide."
Kaelen adds: “There is still such divide and segregation in the world and so much work we have to do in the line of inclusivity, tolerance and peace. There are however some very simple, universal elements of the human experience that connect us all - love, grief, belonging, identity - we all, no matter what our story is or where we come from, can probably find a way to relate to each other through various expressions of these experiences.”
“All Or Nothing” is currently #22 on the Canadian Alternative Radio Charts and at #3 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30. The video follows the release of title track “Arms of a Dream” from the upcoming album. Arms Of A Dream finds Reuben And The Dark working outside its comfort zone, both musically and lyrically. The result is Bullock’s most vivid and transformative music to date: an intimate exploration of the inversion of imagination and reality in dreams. The album will be available on LP, CD and digital formats, plus a limited edition of 100 white vinyl available by pre-order only.
Reuben And The Dark will also be playing summer festival dates in Canada, including Toronto’s Field Trip Festival and Calgary Folk Fest. Full tour dates can be found below. The band has performed at many festivals previously, including Sasquatch, Austin City Limits, Osheaga, Field Trip, and more. They’ve also shared stages with Vance Joy, The Strumbellas, Boy & Bear, and The Paper Kites, to name a few. The band’s recent single “Heart In Two” peaked at #16 on Commercial Alternative radio, and has had cross-Canada adds from CBC Radio 2, SiriusXM, Indie88, The Edge, and more. A few of the band’s tracks have also recently been featured in a HBO promo, Glass Castle (Lionsgate), The Originals (CW), and Ray Donovan. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Reuben And The Dark soon!
5/15: Toronto, ON - Royal Cinema
6/2: Toronto, ON - Field Trip Festival
6/10: San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah
6/11: Los Angeles, CA - Bardot, School Night
6/12: San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
6/14: Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
6/17: Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel
7/20: Edmonton, AB - Interstellar Rodeo
7/28: Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Fest
7/31: Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
8/2: Charlottetown, PE - Fishbones
8/4: Saint John, NB - Area 506 Festival
8/10: Prince Edward County, ON - Hayloft