Explosions in the Sky

Tuesday, December 12 by JR

these guys seem very normal and reasonably silly. possibly still broke. they have a bunch of road trip like photos on their site that appear to have been taken by a lomo. that's the next item on my 'to buy' list. it keeps getting shafted by things like toothbrush and mittens.

anyway, i found these guys in a very random way. i was looking up lyrics to find another song but got them instead. (fret not, i still found the other song.) it was their titles that caught my attention, things like "the earth is not a cold dead place" or "how strange, innocence" or "those who tell the truth...". their songs feel similarly intimate and dynamic, and i do mean feel.

as part of the instrumental genre, listeners may need to ease into them. if you enjoy 'the album leaf' or 'mogwai', i think you may enjoy them too. i like the moodiness of this genre bc it brings back the movements of classical music. sometimes the simplest sounds stir something within. it's so interesting to listen to.

on their site, you can click on each album, and there are free mp3s for dl or stream. but guess what? the bit rate is 192! gasp. no grounds for dismissal here. (edit: ok i lied - some are 160)

go check these out for a taste:
the earth is not a cold dead place (album) - your hand in mine
this song is gentle and hopeful to me.

the rescue (album) - these songs are titled days 1-8. i like days 5-8, but one of the earlier ones has a not as sleepy drumming.

lastly, they also have an upcoming concert at the metro:
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
ALL AGES
METRO
3730 N CLARK - CHICAGO
WED MAR 28 2007 6:30PM

tix are $12 for general admission - but after all the fees and taxes, it comes just shy of $22 per person. you can get them at ticketmaster.

6 Comments:

Blogger yodaslap said...

the subtle bass line that kicks in in the 00:40's threw me off a bit. i thought it was the muffled sound of my neighbor blasting music at 11pm until i took my headphones off and... dead silence.

ears are still throbbing from 8+ minutes of abrasive 160 bit rate, but not bad otherwise.

12/12/2006 11:25 PM

 
Blogger JR said...

at mark 3:54ish, i'm visiting the dentist. it's that gritty guitar i think.

actually, days 1-4's really growing on me too. yasmin the light has more of a kick in the middle too.

12/13/2006 1:49 PM

 
Blogger Brian Pan said...

Thanks for the posts guys!

I really like A Song For Our Fathers from How Strange, Innocence. There's something fantastic about it.

I'm listening through 1-8 and Rob Dougan still...

12/15/2006 1:11 AM

 
Blogger JR said...

eckoh didnt want to discourage me from posting, but apparently these guys are pretty big in this genre.

12/15/2006 7:45 AM

 
Blogger Brian Pan said...

Well, I posted about U2....I think they are pretty huge in their genre as well. ;)

I don't mind reading about anything- post it if you like it!

12/15/2006 9:53 AM

 
Blogger yodaslap said...

yes, please post away everyone. just because you know a group/artist very well doesn't mean anyone or everyone else necessarily does. well over half of what's been posted on this blog so far have been acts i've never heard of before.

12/15/2006 4:42 PM

 

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