Posts Tagged ‘Reuben and the Dark’
Reuben and the Dark is a indie rock band (with tinges of country) from Calgary fronted by Reuben Bullock. I met Reuben while we were both in Banff last summer. (I was in Banff for the Banff World Media Festival where the band performed.) Reuben took a break from recording to join me at a farmer’s market to chat about his record Funeral Sky. The big story behind this record is that he worked with Chris Hayden from UK mega-group Florence + the Machine on a few of the tracks.
Reuben and the Dark are currently on tour with Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, so this year will see increased visibility and a new record from the band.
I get shy but nice guy Reuben to talk about… His secret past as a skateboarder… How he met Florence + the Machine‘s drummer Chris Hayden by chance in Mexico… Then telling Chris that Reuben couldn’t use some of the tracks they made together… Getting slammed against the wall by Canadian border officers… And much more. Listen to our chat!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Reuben and the Dark, Funeral Sky (2014) “Rolling Stone”
2) Reuben and the Dark, Funeral Sky (2014) “Bow and Arrow” (mp3)
3) Reuben and the Dark, Man Made Lakes (2012) “Burial”
4) Reuben and the Dark, Funeral Sky (2014) “Shoulder Blade” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
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www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays 4:30-5pm PST and Wednesdays 12:30am PST)
www.ckdu.ca (Halifax, NS, Fridays 12:00-12:30am AST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Thursdays 1pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 3-3:30pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)
No one can deny that Toronto’s favourite indie rockers The Darcys are ambitious. Back when they announced their debut record on Canada’s legendary Arts & Crafts record label, they also declared the record would be the first in a trilogy. You have to admire that.
Their latest record Warring is the final part of this trilogy and the culmination of their work so far. Jason and Wes from the band were happy to sit down and talk openly about the band’s wild and rocky career. I start the interview with a cheesy, icebreaker type question. The reaction from these serious but ultra-charming fellows is hilarious and our chat only gets more amusing from there. Listen!
The Darcys “The River” My favourite song off their latest record. The band picked this challenging track to be their first radio single off Warring. Why? Listen to our chat!
The Darcys “Lost Dogfights” The band also tells me why this song has a special place in their hearts.
The Darcys return to Vancouver (with Reuben and the Dark) at the Biltmore Cabaret on April 5, 2014 (Friday). See you there!