3/29/2017

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY DEBUT ANIMATED FILM, ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY DEBUT STUNNING ANIMATED SHORT FILM FOR "THE ECSTATICS," ANNOUNCE ANOTHER LEG OF TOUR DATES
 
WATCH "THE ECSTATICS" HERE:
 

photo by Nick Simonite
 
 
Texas-based instrumental experimentalists Explosions in the Sky have unveiled the first music video from The Wilderness, far and away the most ambitious and accomplished record in the band's oeuvre. The video is a stunning stop-motion animation clip for "The Ecstatic" by director Hayley Morris, who elaborated on the meticulous animation process via an interview and behind the scenes clip that are up at Fast Company.
 
The band are also set to head out on a new run of North American tour dates in continued support of the album. The live shows for The Wilderness to date have reflected the aggressively modern and forward-thinking approach of the band's current chapter, both musically and visually, consequently selling out the biggest venues of their storied career.
 
The Wilderness, which reached a career high of #9 on the Billboard album charts its debut week, is a bold, experimental work combining the band's unique song craft with the cinematic sensibility that has elevated them to the level of regard and demand they enjoy as film composers. It is an album where shoegaze, electronic experimentation, punk damaged dub, noise, and ambient folk somehow coexist without a hint of contrivance and cohere into some of the most memorable and listenable moments of the band's expansive body of work - "proper" studio albums and major motion picture soundtracks alike.
 
 
READ ABOUT THE MAKING OF "THE ECSTATICS" AT FAST COMPANY
 
LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS HERE
 
 
 
SELECT PRESS QUOTES
 
"This wasn't just a gig. This was an arrival 16 years coming. This was Pink Floyd just before Live at Pompeii. This was the moment when EITS went from being Texas' kings of post-rock to scene emperors." - AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 
 

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY UPCOMING TOUR DATES
 
4/6/17 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
4/7/17 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
4/8/17 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
4/9/17 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
4/10/17 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
4/12/17 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
4/13/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
4/14/17 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
4/15/17 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
4/16/17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
4/18/17 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
4/19/17 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
4/20/17 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
4/21/17 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
4/22/17 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
4/23/17 - Toronto, TN - Rebel
4/25/17 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
4/26/17 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
4/27/17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Covenant Fine Arts Center
4/28/17 - St Louis, MO  - The Pageant
4/29/17 - Oklahoma City, OK - Criterion Theater

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