Explosions In The Sky

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American post-rock band from Austin, Texas formed in 1999.

Lineup:
Mark Smith - Guitar
Michael James - Bass
Munaf Rayani - Guitar
Christopher Hrasky - Drums
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Albums

Explosions In The Sky - How Strange, Innocence album art Explosions In The Sky How Strange, Innocence (Album) Sad Loud America US 2000 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever album art Explosions In The Sky Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever (Album) Temporary Residence Limited US 2001 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place album art Explosions In The Sky The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (Album) Temporary Residence Limited Australia 2003 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone album art Explosions In The Sky All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (Album) Temporary Residence Limited UK 2007 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care album art Explosions In The Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Album) Temporary Residence Limited US 2011 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - Lone Survivor (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Steve Jablonsky & Explosions In The Sky Steve Jablonsky & Explosions In The Sky - Lone Survivor (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Atlantic Screen Composers US 2013 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album art Explosions In The Sky, David Wingo Explosions In The Sky, David Wingo - Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album) Temporary Residence Limited US 2013 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - Manglehorn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo - Manglehorn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Temporary Residence Limited US 2015 Sell This Version
Explosions In The Sky - The Wilderness album art Explosions In The Sky The Wilderness (Album) Temporary Residence Limited UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Explosions In The Sky - The Rescue (Travels In Constants Volume Twenty-One) album art Explosions In The Sky The Rescue (Travels In Constants Volume Twenty-One) (EP) Temporary Residence Limited US 2005 Sell This Version
none Explosions In The Sky - Disintegration Anxiety album art Explosions In The Sky Disintegration Anxiety(CDr, Single, Promo) Bella Union none UK 2016 Sell This Version

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Euphonics

Euphonics

February 23, 2019
Austin's Explosions In The Sky have become known for dramatic mini guitar symphonies that carry with them a special, nimble charm that is accessible for the masses. Their later material reined-in, and sometimes expanded on this concept, but in my opinion, their debut album still remains their unequivocal best. Which is in stark contrast to the bands' own feelings, as they've regularly expressed a certain level of embarrassment over the record. They had been in the band for less than a year, none of them had been in a studio before, and it shows. When they eventually got signed for their second album, the band remembers: "The four of us were convinced that we had made a terrible mistake thinking that we could record an album that a label would actually send to stores for people to buy."

But through this guilelessness—or Innocence, if you will—they managed to take seven impressionistic song-sketches, and color them with life. In these seven peaks and valleys, we find so much hope, so much joy, and so much vulnerability. There is heart and passion, while also retaining a certain looseness that could have only come from a youthful band that was unsure of what they were really tapping into, but going ahead with it anyway. The bare heart captured on this album does far more than any 'technique' they may have cultivated as their career moved forward. Of course they may have gotten 'tighter' or 'more professional' by some standards. But on this one, they give it their youthful best and after two days of recording, one mixing, and one mastering, we arrive at the other end with a deeply profound, somehow erudite statement.
Each song is a gem, each moment a treasure.

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