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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 textures… More »

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 on… More »

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 »

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Explosions In The Sky Preview New Music In Tour Trailer

Preeminent post-rockers Explosions In The Sky haven't released a new album since 2011's Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (though they've done some soundtrack and…
James Rettig | November 19, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Inventions – “Hearing Loss” (Sample Edit)

Inventions is a supergroup of sorts composed of ambient-music titan Matthew T. Cooper of Eluvium, and Explosions In The Sky guitarist Mark T. Smith. The…
Caitlin White | October 6, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Watch A Trailer For Inventions’ New EP Blanket Waves

Inventions is the atmospheric organic-ambient duo of Eluvium's Matthew T. Cooper and Explosions In The Sky member Mark T. Smith. The duo might have started…
Tom Breihan | September 2, 2015 - 9:47 am

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…
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…
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…
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.
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,…
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 11:14 am

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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 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…
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…
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.
Corban Goble | April 14, 2012 - 1:12 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.
Stereogum | March 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm