Explosions in the Sky have seriously got to be one of the best bands ever. If you like that instrumental indie rock kind of thing. I can't get enough of these guys. They have just put out their most recent album a couple months ago, and like the rest of their albums it has the possibility of changing your life. Or maybe it will just make the act of getting through your life a little better. Explosions in the Sky are great at creating a soundtrack for what goes on in your head. They seem to be able to somehow capture that feeling. Explosions also have that amazing ability to make you feel intensely sad and happy at the same time.
The Explosions in the Sky have four real albums. The first being "How Strange, Innocence" originally released in 2000. This album was reissued by Temporary Residence recently. This was followed by "Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forverver" in 2001. Next was "The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place" in 2003. This year they gave us "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone." They also did a mail order album ep thing "The Rescue" which you can buy from them at their shows. Also, in 2004, they did the soundtrack to the movie "Friday Night Lights." Friday Night Lights is now a TV show that I don't watch. I've heard good things about it, but it just doesn't fit into my schedule. I have heard that soundtrack, and it is of course, amazing. All of these albums are put out by the amazing label "Temporary Residence Limited." In addition to the Explosions albums, they also put out albums by Eluvium, Tarentel, By the End of Tonight, The Grails, and Rob Crow.
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The Explosions in the Sky were created in 1999 in Austin Texas. The band is Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, Michael James, and Chris Hrasky They all play guitar. Expect for Chris, who plays the drums. Aside from an occasional bass, the albums are mostly drums and guitar only. Absolutely no vocals. But you seriously never even notice the vocals are not there. They consistently create these brilliant little albums that just get inside your head and linger there. Its powerful stuff. Similar to bands like Mogwai and Sigur Ros. They create beautiful songs that slowly develop into big instrumental anthems. I listen to these guys a lot. And you should as well. They could seriously help you through some hard times. Its great thinking music. Like when you are stuck and don't know what to do with yourself. Just put on some Explosions and they will solve all your problems. Seriously, bands like this are like therapy. Some people need their String Cheese Incident to get through the day. But I need my Explosions in the Sky.
Here is a live performance for you to watch. If you don't like it, then I am not really sure I like you anymore. Seriously, you just simply have to love these guys. Give them a chance. Let them into your mind and do their magic.