Explosions in the Sky Release Fall Tour Dates
: May 24, 2011
In April, Explosions in the Sky, the Texas instrumental group, released the album “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.” Ever since then they’ve been keeping busy. The band’s l ...
explosions in the sky Biography
Explosions in the Sky, the post-rock instrumental band, was formed in 1999 in Austin, Texas. Band members include drummer Chris Hrasky, Michael James (bass guitar, guitar) and guitarists Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani. The band has not only gained popularity within post-rock circles, but also has become known for their emotional and enthusiastic live shows as well as elaborately developed and cinematic guitar work and instrumentals that are narratively styled and described as mini symphonies that are cathartic. Primarily the band plays using a drum kit and three electric guitars. However at times Michael James will play a bass guitar instead of electric guitar.
Explosions in the Sky released “How Strange, Innocence,” their debut album, in 2000. Their second set, “Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever,” gained some notoriety in the media after it was linked to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The art for the album depicted an airplane along with a caption that stated “this plane will crash tomorrow.”
The band released “The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place” in 2003 and their fourth set, “Rescue,” in 2005. “All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone,” the band's fifth album, was released in 2007. There is a one-disc version as well as special edition two-disc version that features remixes from multiple artists. Explosions in the Sky released “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care,” their sixth album, in April 2011.