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Austin, United States (1999 – present)

Explosions In The Sky is an American band, which formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, and Michael James had just moved to Austin from Midland, Texas, and drummer Chris Hrasky had just moved to Austin from Rockford, Illinois.

The band quickly gained a reputation for their live shows even amongst other established local bands such as Lift to Experience. They also garnered a small amount of media attention as a result of their second album Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, due to rumors linking it to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks - The album was released in late August 2001, with liner notes containing a picture of an airplane and the text “This Plane Will Crash Tomorrow”.

“The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place” is their third full-length album (counting “How Strange, Innocence” as their debut, see below). It shows the band has developed their characteristic sound to its full potential and the album has been critically acclaimed.

Friday Night Lights, the football movie based on the book of the same name, featured a soundtrack consisting mostly of songs by Explosions in the Sky, both original (as found on the Friday Night Lights soundtrack ) and from earlier releases. They are also frequently played in the TV-series sharing the name.


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  • ohwhygeorgia

    Dolorosa demais, demais, demais...

    10 Nov 4:18pm Reply
  • swishyBrainzees

    everytime i come back to them, it's a renewed love. allllllllllll offfffffffffffff itttttttttttt

    9 Nov 8:07pm Reply
  • wishpishh

    SiMonvmentvm: And the first breath you take after waking up from a coma is going to be the first breath after coma.

    22 Oct 1:29pm Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    Your Hand in Mine listeners are missing out on an amazing album. But as far as single tracks go, It's Natural to Be Afraid is one of EITS's best.

    21 Oct 2:56am Reply

    God I hate people like PrincessTyphoon.

    19 Oct 8:12pm Reply
  • kolyabazlov

    the birth and the death of my life

    15 Oct 6:03am Reply
  • kouta55

    hello mr 4chan rate my music taste please?

    14 Oct 5:29pm Reply
  • ckap1g

    enjoy music you like, not music other people cater for you. i love godspeed, and i love eits as well preferences are preferences

    12 Oct 5:05pm Reply
  • PrincessTyphoon

    overrated entry level pleb tier post-rock

    8 Oct 4:13am Reply
  • axerl

    One of my favorite bands!

    29 Sep 3:51am Reply
  • alex-shkola

    they are delicious!

    22 Sep 6:19pm Reply
  • thehatchet777

    I know every band is different but I so wish EITS was a bit more active, compared to some of the other big post-rock bands. Single new tracks, EP's, anything. The film scores are okay but still not entirely them. Been waiting for a new album for way too long

    21 Sep 4:40pm Reply
  • Pheneks

    If you think lift yr skinny fists is boring then that's okay because it's called an opinion and you're allowed to have one [2]

    19 Sep 11:16pm Reply
  • SiMonvmentvm

    Comatose people are still breathing

    19 Sep 11:09pm Reply
  • GolyJelen

    I can clearly remember the first time I've heard about EITS. It was amazing

    18 Sep 5:28pm Reply
  • MrShayton

    Nice and not boring Post-Rock

    10 Sep 3:11pm Reply
  • jonhamms

    people are idiots comparing EITS with GY!BE agreed they're from the same genre but their music is totally different! Godspeed challenges you and EITS brings you back to someplace familiar. Both are very established post-rock legends... so y'all need to chill a bit with the comparisons.

    7 Sep 4:42pm Reply
  • vibrationofsoul

    If you think lift yr skinny fists is boring then that's okay because it's called an opinion and you're allowed to have one

    1 Sep 10:51pm Reply
  • WS9167

    If you think Lift Yr. Skinny Fists is boring, you must be a very boring person yourself. On the other hand, I don't really think Explosions in the Sky "ripped it off". Their music is much simpler and more delicate, but not necessarily in a bad way. However, they did unfortunately inspire a million clones.

    27 Aug 12:45pm Reply
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