ReubenAndTheDark1Reuben and the Dark, the newest project from Calgary’s songwriter Reuben Bullock, unveil the video for ‘Rolling Stone’, the lead track taken from their debut album, released in the UK via Arts & Crafts on March 24, backed by B-side ‘Shoulderblade’.

A dark, emotive folk and soul affair about the duality of misery and joy…

Bullock’s songwriting draws heavily on his childhood as the son of a traveling preacher, a lifestyle he and his brother/drummer Distance rebelled against, spurning the spiritual world for a wilder one that he now considers himself lucky to have survived. ReubenAndTheDark2Those trials and brushes with mortality – the gang dispute that ended with a car exploding, escaping the Thailand Tsunami in 2004 – his family convinced for days he’d been swept from the beach – fueled notebooks full of poems and lyrics that spawned a beautiful, dark, chilling set of atmospheric indie rock and folk that’s as personal as it gets.

SXSW Showcases:
March 12 The Chevrolet Courtyard / 7:45PM-8:25PM
March 12 Swan Dive Patio / 11:30PM-12:10AM
March 13 SX San Jose / Hotel San Jone / 2:00PM
March 14 SXSWonderland / 6:00PM