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Inventions – “Escapers”

Inventions, the duo of Eluvium’s Matthew T. Cooper and Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith, are about to release Maze Of Woods, their second album of glassy organic ambient music, out into the world. We’ve posted the early tracks “Springwords” and “Peregrine,” as well as the Field’s remix of the latter. “Escapers,” the third… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Inventions – “Peregrine (The Field Remix)”

Inventions are the duo of Matthew T. Cooper, who makes glassy organic ambient music as Eluvium, and Mark T. Smith, who makes triumphant instrumental post-rock with Explosions In The Sky. Together, they make slow, patient, thrumming pieces of beauty like “Peregrine,” a single from their forthcoming album Maze Of Woods. The Field, the Swedish minimal… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Inventions – “Peregrine”

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth, a bird that can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour in flight. “Peregrine,” on the other hand, is a slow and pretty instrumental song from Inventions, the side project of Eluvium’s Matthew T. Cooper and Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith. The duo will… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Inventions – “Springworlds” Video

Last year, the ambient stargazers in Inventions — Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith and Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper — released their twinkling post-rock debut. Last month, the pair shared “Springworlds,” the gorgeous first single from their second LP, Maze Of Woods. Now, they’ve teamed up with British animator/motion designer Dan Jacobs for an equally… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / February 5, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Inventions – “Springworlds”

Inventions — the collaboration between Explosions In The Sky’s Mark T. Smith and Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper — have announced the follow-up to their self-titled debut, which was released last year. Maze Of Woods is due out on March 17th, and they’ve shared a new track called “Springworlds” to kick things off. It’s a melodic and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015 - 11:14 am

30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

By: Garrett Kamps / January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Inventions – “Peaceable Child”

Two titans of dramatic, emotional instrumental music come together in the new project Inventions: Matthew Cooper, better known as Eluvium, and Explosions In The Sky guitarist Mark T. Smith. We’ve already posted “Entity,” an early track from their forthcoming self-titled debut. Now, following that, we get “Peaceable Child,” seven and a half minutes of placid,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Inventions – “Entity”

Inventions is the new side project of ambient music titan Matthew Cooper, otherwise known as Eluvium, and Explosions In the Sky member Mark T. Smith. They’ll release their self-titled debut this spring, and they’ve just shared a song from the album, six minutes of amorphously gorgeous synth-tones called “Entity.” If you’re making a documentary about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 28, 2014 - 11:18 am

Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo – “Join Me On My Avalanche”

Film composer David Wingo and cinematic instrumentalists Explosions In The Sky teamed up to score the new David Gordon Green flick Prince Avalanche, which will be released next month. We’ve already heard a bit of music from the soundtrack, and now, we’ve got some more. “Join Me On My Avalanche” is epic, slow-building proggy-sounding ambient/post-rock. More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 23, 2013 - 11:33 am

Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo – “Wading” Video

David Wingo is a film composer, and Explosions In The Sky are a Texan instrumental post-rock band with a little film-scoring experience of their own. Wingo and EITS got together to score Prince Avalanche, a forthcoming Paul Rudd/Emile Hirsch indie comedy from director David Gordon Green. The video for “Wading,” a short two-minute piece of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This happens to be a great week for the low-budget video, full of immediate grainy cinematography and big cheap ideas and strong visual sensibilities. For whatever reason, it’s been especially great for energetic rap videos. I loved the offerings from Big K.R.I.T. and Big Baby Gandhi, but I couldn’t find room for either one o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Explosions In The Sky – “Postcard From 1952″ Video

Unless we’re counting the entire five-season run of Friday Night Lights, triumphant instrumental churn-rockers Explosions In The Sky had never made a music video before last year. They’re now on their third one, following “Last Known Surroundings” and “Be Comfortable Creature,” but the new clip for “Postcard From 1952″ hits way closer to the group’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web. Head below to watch Pulp’s entire set, as well sets by Arctic Monkeys, Explosions In The Sky, Frank Ocean (which features a Tyler cameo and a Bob Dylan cover), and… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

The 5 Most Memorable SXSW Sets Of The Past 5 Years

The “discovery” function of SXSW faded long ago, when the internet democratized access to information and YouTube brought every band’s live show to everyone’s laptops. And at SXSW, this annual cattle call of overbooked bands playing shitty sounding rooms to attention-addled industry types, it’s tough to cut through the noise and make an impression. So,… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 10/15/11

With their remix EP Keys and Codes due next month, Death Cab For Cutie stopped by the scenic Santa Barbara Bowl as their tour in support of Codes and Keys winds down. Explosions In The Sky were the perfect openers letting their expansive assault of guitars fill the Bowl. Scope the DCFC setlist after the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 17, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Explosions In The Sky – “Be Comfortable Creature” Video

Triumphal Austin instrumental churners Explosions In The Sky dropped their first-ever video back in June, and now they’re already back with their second. At this rate, they should catch up with the rest of the world in about a bazillion years.

This one comes from their director friend Paul Logan (probably not thisMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2011 - 4:54 pm

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it’s-done vets like Guided By Voices and the Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm
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