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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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  • rdelfes BR

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Jacksondr

    Como não amar essas obras primas?!

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sin1stercut

    Want to see them live so badly :<

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    i Forgot to mention my associate beleived that mono is a bit sadder and explosions is a bit darker

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CosmicOrigin

    ok guy and gals, i was having a discussion with a associate and we were drawing comparisons between Mono and Explosions in the sky. My belief is that mono is a bit darker and that explosions is a bit sadder in expressing themselves in their music. I just want to know what other people think. I'm not looking for an argument, to each their own in interpretation, I just want to know what the general consensus is.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • masodikgalamb

    >overrated >entry level >pleb tier >using these words >ever

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sls

    <3 Explosions and Lift to Experience

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • NotYourFriendOK

    I regret that I missed you last time you were in the area. Please come back to Seattle!!!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ohwhygeorgia

    Dolorosa demais, demais, demais...

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • swishyBrainzees

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

    9 Nov 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply

    God I hate people like PrincessTyphoon.

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kolyabazlov

    the birth and the death of my life

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kouta55

    hello mr 4chan rate my music taste please?

    14 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • PrincessTyphoon

    overrated entry level pleb tier post-rock

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • axerl

    One of my favorite bands!

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • alex-shkola

    they are delicious!

    22 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
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