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Q&A: Explosions In The Sky On Writing Shorter Songs For Shorter Attention Spans, And How Friday Night Lights Changed Everything

Though Explosions In The Sky had already released three excellent albums between 2000 - 2003, it was their scoring of 2004's Friday Night Lights that…
Jonathan Dick | March 30, 2016 - 12:02 pm


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…
Garrett Kamps | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

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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…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2012 - 12:22 pm

More Explosions In The Sky stories

Explosions In The Sky Finally Get Their Own Sneakers

An Explosions In The Sky sneaker! It's what you've always wanted! What's that, you say? Yes, that's right, the preeminent Texas post-rock band has its…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 2:14 pm

Explosions In The Sky – “The Ecstatics” Video

Explosions In The Sky released their seventh album, The Wilderness, last year, and they've been on tour pretty much ever since. They're about to kick…
James Rettig | March 29, 2017 - 11:06 am

Angel Olsen, Explosions In The Sky, & More Made Basilica SoundScape 2016 An Idyllic, Otherworldly Festival

Basilica SoundScape is an outlier. It's sort of a festival, I guess? But it doesn't feel anything like what that term would stereotypically suggest in…
Ryan Leas | September 19, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Watch Explosions In The Sky Bring Soaring Post-Rock To Colbert

If you've been paying attention, you already know that Texan instrumental post-rockers Explosions In The Sky are a big deal. They play to huge crowds…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2016 - 8:33 am

Explosions In The Sky – “Logic Of A Dream”

Texas post-rockers Explosions In The Sky will release their seventh album, The Wilderness, next month. Lead single "Disintegration Anxiety" was promising, but felt a little…
James Rettig | February 29, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Explosions In The Sky Not Cool With Ted Cruz Using Their Music

Another day, another band upset that a Republican presidential candidate is using their music without permission. But surprisingly, it's not Donald Trump this time! As…
Peter Helman | February 24, 2016 - 9:20 pm

Explosions In The Sky – “Disintegration Anxiety”

This morning, Texan post-rock inspiration merchants Explosions In The Sky announced their new album The Wilderness, their first non-soundtrack album since 2011s Take Care, Take
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2016 - 9:19 am

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
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