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1999 in Austin, TX


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

Explosions In the Sky


With a reputation for a scathingly intense live performance and a quickly sold-out CD-R demo, How Strange, Innocence, which was later reissued in 2005, Explosions in the Sky was touted early on in their career as the next phenomenon in moody and dynamic instrumental indie rock à la Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor! The quartet of Texas kids, made up of Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, was signed for its first release on Temporary Residence Limited after half a listen to their demo, which was submitted by the American Analog Set with a brief note saying "This totally f*cking destroys." From that, they released their first six-song album, Those Who Tell the Truth, in the latter half of 2001. After a new record, 2003's contemplative The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, and the 2005 re-release, Explosions in the Sky, who had by this time garnered a dedicated fan base, came out with All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone in 2007. The band also found some exposure by lending their emotive songwriting to the soundtracks of both the film and television series Friday Night Lights, creating a stirring soundtrack to the drama set in their home state of Texas. In 2011, the quartet got back to writing albums, releasing Take Care, Take Care, Take Care on Temporary Residence. Two years later, the band teamed up with fellow Austin resident David Wingo to do the score for David Gordon Green's film, Prince Avalanche.

Top Albums

Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Explosions In the Sky
1. Prince Avala..
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, Explosions In the Sky
2. The Earth Is..
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Explosions In the Sky
3. Take Care, T..
How Strange, Innocence, Explosions In the Sky
4. How Strange,..
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, Explosions In the Sky
5. All of a Sud..
Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, Explosions In the Sky
6. Those Who Te..
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Remixes), Explosions In the Sky
7. All of a Sud..

Top Songs

Your Hand In MineEarth Is Not a Cold Dead Pl..8:16$0.99
Send OffPrince Avalanche: An Origin..4:09$0.99
First Breath After ComaEarth Is Not a Cold Dead Pl..9:33$0.99
Join Me On My AvalanchePrince Avalanche: An Origin..3:29$0.99
Six Days At the Bottom of the OceanEarth Is Not a Cold Dead Pl..8:43$0.99
Remember Me As a Time of DayHow Strange, Innocence5:18$0.99
Alone TimePrince Avalanche: An Origin..4:59$0.99
Theme From Prince AvalanchePrince Avalanche: An Origin..2:22$0.99
Human QualitiesTake Care, Take Care, Take ..8:09$0.99
So Long, LonesomeAll of a Sudden I Miss Ever..3:40$0.99
MemorialEarth Is Not a Cold Dead Pl..8:50$0.99
Birth and Death of the DayAll of a Sudden I Miss Ever..7:49$0.99
Postcard from 1952Take Care, Take Care, Take ..7:06$0.99
Time StopsHow Strange, Innocence9:55$0.99
Look Into the AirHow Strange, Innocence5:25$0.99
Adventures of Alvin and LancePrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:50$0.99
Old Peasant Like MePrince Avalanche: An Origin..3:47$0.99
Lines On the Road That Lead You Back..Prince Avalanche: An Origin..2:00$0.99
Dear AlvinPrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:21$0.99
WadingPrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:38$0.99
Can't We Just Listen To the Sile..Prince Avalanche: An Origin..1:35$0.99
Hello, Is This Your House?Prince Avalanche: An Origin..4:10$0.99
RainPrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:08$0.99
Passing TimePrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:51$0.99
Dear MadisonPrince Avalanche: An Origin..1:47$0.99

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