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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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  • Goofotecl


    29 Jun 9:35pm Reply
  • RikiRock

    I hope they come to Europe soon...

    9 Jun 4:18pm Reply

    What the guy below me said. I actually wouldn't like most of the bands I listen to if it wasn't for EITS. Gateway drugs are the best

    8 Jun 11:54am Reply
  • MyHeadOnAPlate

    You heard of gateway drugs? EITS is a gateway band. They're like a starting point to a genre that goes so much deeper. Moral of the story? Do drugs, kids. Lots of drugs.

    7 Jun 7:23pm Reply
  • PP667


    1 Jun 4:47pm Reply

    It makes me happy that the first album gets so much love. It's poorly recorded and the quality sucks but it's easily one of the best and most emotional records I've ever listened to. I'm glad so many others feel the same way

    28 May 10:03am Reply
  • KostOleh nice or no?

    24 May 9:47am Reply
  • JohnLateralus If you like Post-Rock/Metal, you will probably dig this album my roommate just released!!

    21 May 12:20am Reply
  • AreYouKillingMe

    alex_robe, такая же беда

    7 May 1:12pm Reply
  • alex_robe

    помню слушал, еще даже и близко не было 52 ляма прослушиваний, я в шоке просто)

    27 Apr 6:12pm Reply
  • TheShadowstorm

    Jesus these guys are huge now.

    26 Apr 4:36pm Reply
  • lanadelreyy

    so many feelings...

    25 Apr 11:45pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    24 Apr 12:50pm Reply
  • c0ax

    ребята чертовски хороши прям на одном уровне с Mogwai как минимум, а может даже и лучше.

    23 Apr 10:07pm Reply
  • Saetiah

    their first three are flawless, fuck anyone who doesn't like 'em

    19 Apr 9:58pm Reply
  • Dack47

    The Earth Is Not a Cold DeadPlace The Earth Is Not a Cold DeadPlace The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead PlaceThe Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead PlaceExplosions in the SkyThe Earth Is Not a Cold Dead

    14 Apr 7:38pm Reply
  • gruzzly

    i understand why this band gets shit on but that doesn't mean they aren't good

    11 Apr 11:11pm Reply
  • fernandomassuy

    dem feels

    10 Apr 9:22pm Reply
  • fedoramaster

    I don't necessarily dig their albums or singles very much, but seeing them live was most of the intense experiences ever. Truly amazing.

    4 Apr 8:09pm Reply
  • trancing

    I was profoundly disappointed after having discovered this band. So much talks around and so average music. All the numbers just make me wonder. Check out Baulta, as a good example of quality post-rock. Explosions in the Sky sounds just noisy.

    18 Mar 9:54am Reply
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