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’s emotional core than the previous two.
The video is a period piece, but that doesn’t much matter. What matters is the way it sets contemplative slow-motions shots of big life moments (first steps, birthday parties, Christmas mornings) to the band’s slow-building, ringing guitars. It’s gorgeous, and it reminded me of The Tree Of Life even before I learned that Tree Of Life cinematographer Peter Simonite co-directed it, alongside Annie Gunn. Watch it at the Huffington Post.