Today, rock quintet Arkells shared the video for their new song “A Little Rain” from their highly anticipated new album, Morning Report, out August 5 via Last Gang Records/eOne in the U.S. and Universal Music Canada. The video premiered yesterday on Clash Music, who called the song “an open, emotive return, one that is both lyrically rich and musically engrossing.” The song was released last month when it was featured in an official Toronto Blue Jays promo spot. “A Little Rain” is also featured in a current episode of Netflix’s Bloodline.
When asked about the song, Max said, “it may sound like I’m talking about finding God in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, but this song is really about my friendship with an old Communist Jewish guy name Pete. Peter Rosenthal – look him up! He’s an activist lawyer representing folks who often don’t have a voice. He’s been a friend to my family and me for many years, and I love the man and everything he represents.”
Singer, Max Kerman will perform at “Welcome to Hamilton” this Friday, June 3. The event is a star-studded concert raising funds to support Syrian newcomers to their hometown of Hamilton, ON. Organized by The National, the concert will feature intimate performances from The National, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) and more. You can find out more information about the event here: http://welcometohamilton.org/.
On Monday, May 30, the band performed a special surprise set in Calgary, AB to raise money for victims of the wildfires that have devastated Fort McMurray, AB. The band helped raise nearly 20k and all proceeds went to the Red Cross to Aid Fort McMurray.
Arkells will hit the road this summer for a string of festival performances, making first time appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Firefly Music Festival. The band also just announced they will perform at an official Lollapalooza After Party with The Struts on Thursday, July 28 at The Bottom Lounge. More tour dates to be announced soon. For more information on their tour dates and pre-order packages, please visit http://arkellsmusic.com. Watch the video for their first single “Private School” from their new album HERE. Morning Report is available for pre-order at iTunes.
Arkells 2016 Tour Dates
June 10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 15 &16 – Dover, DE @ FireFly Festival
July 14 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
July 23 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music Festival
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Festival
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge (Official Lollapalooza After Party w/ The Struts)