Reuben and the Dark is the enrapturing alt folk-rock outfit led by singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock, whose music blends introspective lyrics with soaring instrumentals. Reuben and the Dark‘s music has been featured in ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Dolittle,’ ‘The Class,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and many more. The talented Calgary-born Joshua Tree-based singer-songwriter, skateboarder, carpenter, and preacher’s son has released three full-lengths on Arts & Crafts, and toured with Boy & Bear and Vance Joy.
The Berrics, reached out to Reuben to document his life in skateboarding and music. “The Berrics in LA is like the Hollywood of skateboarding,” says Bullock. “I grew up watching every video they put out. It was an honour when they reached out about my music and my past as a skateboarder. They sent a filmer to come to my home in Joshua Tree and asked me to talk about how I got into riding a skateboard…and the way that transitioned into music.”
Reuben and the Dark’s new LP, ‘In Lieu Of Light,’ is officially available everywhere courtesy of Arts & Crafts. This collection of songs is as bare and unguarded as any that singer-songwriter Reuben Bullock has offered before. “This album had no expectations put on it, it felt very free of form in a creative way. It is a snapshot of songs I was writing at a particular time, when recording them felt like a necessary letting go,” recounts Reuben. “There was a magic to that experimentation that felt natural to me.”