REUBEN AND THE DARK ANNOUNCES NEW LP, SHARES FIRST SINGLE 

UN | LOVE OUT OCTOBER 25 ON ARTS & CRAFTS

LISTEN AND SHARE “FAULTLINE” HERE

PRE-ORDER UN | LOVE HERE

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN OCT 16

“Compelling and evocative”  - Exclaim!

“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter

“Earnest, anthemic” - WXPN

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Today, Reuben and the Dark, the alt-folk outfit helmed by frontman Reuben Bullock, announces a new full-length album titled un | love, set for release on October 25 via Arts & Crafts. As part of the announcement, they share the first new song “faultline" – an intimate portrait of internal struggle and soul-searching, caught between past and future. Reuben explains:

“It feels like a reflective song. Driving on the highway late at night. Looking back over your life. The plans you made. And the way those plans can change. Driving while your passenger sleeps beside you. It’s about trust and self-destruction. Feeling power and, simultaneously, a lack of control.”

“faultline” was one of the earliest songs written for this album. The demo was recorded during the band’s first sessions in Sayulita, Mexico, and like much of the album, finds Reuben writing with greater spontaneity and in closer collaboration with his band. By the time they brought the song back to the icy Montreal winter, “faultline” had evolved into a simple, yet contemplative driving song that bursts with unencumbered emotion.

LISTEN AND SHARE “FAULTLINE” HERE

The chorus, one of Reuben’s most memorable lyrics to date, breaks through the verses’ tension with rays of clarity. Over an anthemic melody of chiming guitar and scenes of rolling highways, he offers a foretelling admission, singing: “I’m not looking for trouble, but trouble is on its way. It’s a faultline on this map of mine.” 

un | love, is Reuben’s most honest and captivating album to date, opening a window into one of the most dramatic times in Bullock’s life. The spirited Canadian band’s third record – following 2018’s Arms of a Dream, and 2014’s debut Funeral Sky – tells Reuben’s story of endings and hope for the future. The forthcoming collection is a bare, cathartic exploration of life’s undeniable crossroads, and the fateful depths that await there. 

Produced by Reuben and the Dark with Marcus Paquin (The National, Timber Timbre, Local Natives) and Kevin Drew (of Broken Social Scene), un | love evokes the raw emotion of the songs with anthemic, atmospheric sound. In comparison to the polished songs of Arms of a Dream, the new album shows a drastic turn in Reuben’s ease as a writer and freedom as a recording artist. His voice is at once unbridled and fallible. Through the dense imagery of his poetry shines a light shot straight from Reuben’s soul in a natural way unlike any time before. 

Reuben and the Dark performs at AmericanaFest on September 13 at City Winery, and will be touring North America and Europe in 2020. The band has shared stages with the likes of Vance Joy, Serena Ryder, The Strumbellas, Boy & Bear, and The Paper Kites. Reuben and the Dark’s music has been heard in Handmaid’s Tale, The HIghwaymen, A Million Little Things, American Gods, Grey’s Anatomy, Ray Donovan and more. 

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TOUR DATES
Sep 13 - Nashville TN - City Winery Lounge (AmericanaFest)
Oct 16 - Penticton BC - Dream Cafe
Oct 18 - Banff AB - Banff Centre
Oct 19 - Banff AB - Banff Centre
Oct 22 - Red Deer AB - Bo’s
Oct 23 - Jasper AB - Jasper Legion
Oct 25 - Camrose AB - Bailey Theatre
Oct 26 - Moose Jaw SK - Mae Wilson Theatre
Oct 28 - Invermere BC - Pynelogs Cultural Centre
Oct 29 - St. Albert AB - Arden Theatre
Feb 13 - Paris ON - Dominion Telegraph
Feb 25 - Swift Current SK - Lyric Theatre

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UN | LOVE TRACKLIST
01 rising
02 faultline
03 welcome home
04 weightlessness
05 breathe
06 underground
07 inner river
08 unlove
09 outrun the rain
10 wisemen
11 dancer

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REUBEN AND THE DARK ANNOUNCE DELUXE LP, SHARE NEW SINGLE

WATCH AND SHARE “YOU AND I” HERE

PRE-SAVE ARMS OF A DREAM DELUXE LP HERE

DELUXE VERSION OF ARMS OF A DREAM, INCLUDING “BOBCAYGEON” + “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE” OUT MAY 17 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons- American Songwriter

“Compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!

“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald

“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heartstring-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press

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Today, Reuben and the Dark announce the release of a deluxe version of its acclaimed LP, Arms Of A Dream, out May 17 via Arts & Crafts. The deluxe version includes Reuben’s version of the Tragically Hip’s “Bobcaygeon”, fan favourite “Hold Me Like A Fire”, and an alternate version of “Hallelujah”.

The deluxe LP also includes the new single "You And I" which is an “homage to childhood memory,” says Reuben Bullock. “It is about the past but carries a sentiment very grounded in the present and what shape the future could take. I tried writing about some of the stories that informed me as an adolescent but by the time I had written about two, the song was already too long. It carries much more than the words I could put into it. It is about the dreams we had. The lives we lived. It holds secrets. Good songs hold secrets. This song was supposed to be on Arms of a Dream but never found its place. I have had more messages asking about this song than any other we play, so it is exciting to finally release it.”

The video for “You And I” was filmed in southern the Portugese region of the Algarve, and towns of Lagos and Faro by Isis Essery and edited by Kaelen Ohm Bullock.

WATCH AND SHARE “YOU AND I” HERE

PRE-SAVE ARMS OF A DREAM DELUXE LP HERE

Reuben and the Darks’s music has recently been featured in the trailer for Netflix’ The Highwaymen and the Season 3 trailer of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Arms of a Dream finds songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock working outside his 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. Exclaim! called the LP “compelling and evocative from start to finish”, while The Calgary Herald claimed that “It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium.”

WATCH AND SHARE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

The spirited folk-rock outfit’s cover of The Tragically Hip’s timeless and nation-defining song “Bobcaygeon” was originally released last year to benefit the Gord Downie And Chanie Wenjack Fund, which is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through awareness, education and action.

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

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ARMS OF A DREAM DELUXE LP TRACKLIST

1. Wildlife
2. All Or Nothing
3. Hurricane
4. Dreaming
5. Heart In Two
6. Arms of a Dream
7. Hallelujah
8. Castaway
9. Woke Up A Rebel
10. Stay Wild
11. Realize
12. Hold Me Like A Fire
13. Hallelujah - Alternate Version
14. Bobcaygeon
15. You and I

2019 PERFORMANCE DATES
May 24 - Montreal, QC - Quartier Latin
June 27 - Parry Sound, ON - Stockey Centre
June 28 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall
June 29 - Tobermory, ON - Chi Cheemaun Ferry

Tickets available at : http://reubenandthedark.com/tour

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REUBEN AND THE DARK SHARES VIDEO FOR FAN FAVOURITE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

WATCH AND SHARE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

STREAM / BUY “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE” HERE

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 21

PURCHASE / STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons- American Songwriter

“Compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!

“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald

“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heartstring-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press

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With its Canadian Winter tour dates just around the corner, Reuben and the Dark is sharing the new video for the previously unreleased fan favourite track “Hold Me Like A Fire.” The video, recorded at the National Music Centre in frontman Reuben Bullock’s hometown of Calgary, features a full choir of fans and National Music Centre members joining the chorus.

Available to stream on all platforms today, the song “started as some kind of mantra for myself,” Bullock says. “I found I was singing the words over and over on an endless loop. It’s comforting. It felt healing. The first time we played it, the audience did the same thing, sang it over and over again past the end of the song. That’s all I really want to do as a songwriter. Write something for myself, then give it away to be someone else’s. The song deals with finding comfort in the things that confuse you. Coming to peace with the things you don’t understand. Faith in chaos.”

WATCH AND SHARE “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE”

STREAM / BUY “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE” HERE

In the past year, Reuben and the Dark has taken its new record, Arms of a Dream, throughout the US and Canada including stops at Field Trip Festival, Interstellar Rodeo, and Calgary Folk Festival, and throughout Ireland with Hermitage Green. Next week the band returns home to Canada for a run of tour dates throughout Ontario and Quebec. Full tour dates can be found below.

Out now via Arts & Crafts, Arms of a Dream finds songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock working outside his 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. Exclaim! called the LP “compelling and evocative from start to finish”, while The Calgary Herald claimed that “It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium.”

WATCH AND SHARE “DREAMING” HERE

PURCHASE // STREAM ARMS OF A DREAM

Last year, the spirited folk-rock outfit released a cover of The Tragically Hip’s timeless and nation-defining song “Bobcaygeon” to benefit the Gord Downie And Chanie Wenjack Fund, which is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through awareness, education and action.

PURCHASE / STREAM “BOBCAYGEON” HERE

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2019 WINTER DATES
Feb 21 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Feb 22 - Ridgeway, ON - Sanctuary (TICKETS)
Feb 23 - Creemore, ON - Avening Hall
Feb 24 - Creemore, ON - Avening Hall (TICKETS)
Feb 27 - Quebec City, QC - L’anti (TICKETS)
Feb 28 - Trois Rivières, QC - Nord Ouest Cafe (TICKETS)
Mar 1 - Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boite Noire (TICKETS)
Mar 2 - Drummondville, QC - La Sainte-Paix (TICKETS)
Mar 3 - Ottawa, ON - Club 27 (TICKETS)
Mar 6 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club (TICKETS)
June 27 - Parry Sound, ON - Stockey Centre
June 28 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall
June 29 - Tobermory, ON - Chi Cheemaun Ferry

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