Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room – Carrboro, NC – March 19th, 2014

Reuben and the Dark, NO, The Darcys

Arts & Crafts Tour

Reuben and the Dark

NO

The Darcys

Wed, March 19, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cat's Cradle - Back Room

Carrboro, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

Reuben and the Dark
Reuben and the Dark
Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.

Boasting a rare chemistry sparked by the relationship of Reuben and brother and percussionist Distance Bullock, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.
NO
NO
After a spate of personal misadventures in 2010, NO was born through the chance encounter of Bradley Hanan Carter and Sean Daniel Stentz at a local LA diner. Bonding over stories of disastrous relationships as well as their mutual admiration for storytelling artists like Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, Johnny Cash and Lou Reed, the two decided to unite and build something for themselves.

Native New Zealander Carter states, "We wanted something to believe in. It sounds kind of dramatic, but there was really nothing to wake up for at the time." This came at a stage when he found himself divorced, bankrupt and experiencing a new kind of alone after deciding to walk away from the lifelong religious beliefs of many friends and family back home. "I think for some of us, we've been so worried about where we'll go when we die, that we've never really thought about where we should go while we're still alive."

Fast forward a few months, add in more like-minded band members and NO was on the way to being fully formed.

In July 2011 they recorded the debut EP "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever" and released it via their website on 11.11.11. "We were trying to create something for ourselves that was positive and honest," explains Stentz.

After the release of the EP, NO quickly gained recognition with the local Echo Park crowds, and both NME and the LA Times tipped them as an act to keep a close eye on. 2012 saw them wrack up over 100 live shows, including supports for Best Coast and Electric Guest, and a European tour with Father John Misty. In 2013 the band returned to LA for a sold-out headline show at The Troubadour and performed at international festivals including London's Hard Rock Calling and Germany's Southside and Hurricane, as well as supporting the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Public Image LTD and The Naked and Famous.

The six piece are now looking forward. Newly signed to tastemaker record label Arts & Crafts, NO have just finished their self-produced debut album "El Prado". Mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Foster The People, Jake Bugg) and mastered by Joe LaPorta (Beach House, Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend), the album will see a North American release in Spring 2014.

NO is Bradley Hanan Carter (Vocals), Sean Daniel Stentz (bass), Reese Richardson (guitar), Ryan Lallier (guitar/keys), Simon Oscroft (guitar) and Michael Walker (drums)
The Darcys
The Darcys
THE DARCYS are an art rock band from Toronto comprised of Jason Couse [vocals, guitar, keys], Wes Marskell [drums], Michael le Riche [guitar, synth, vocals] and Dave Hurlow [bass].

The band's 2013 studio album, Warring, represents its third release on Arts & Crafts and the final installment in a trilogy of albums that includes T h e D a r c y s [2011] and A J A [2012].

Warring was produced by Tom Mcfall and mixed by Dave Schiffman. The album was written over three years and recorded in Toronto during the final six months of 2012 with a focus on sonic detail inspired by studio opuses of the 1970s.

Of the album and title, the band says:
"Warring is moving forward. It's learning in motion. Competition and survival, letting go to persevere. It is anxiety about the future and the triumph of life in the moment. It's victory on will alone, the force that eradicates failure as an option."
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle - Back Room
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510
http://catscradle.com/