Artist Name: Explosions in the Sky

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Explosions in the SkyExplosions In The Sky is an American instrumental post-rock 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.

21: The Rescue, an experimental work for which the band sat down for eight days creating a song for each. The clapping and finger snapping on "Day Eight" is a good example of a harmonic restructuring of their old sound.

How Strange, Innocence, the band's debut album, was finally remastered and re-released, making it accessible to a much larger audience. The first pressing consisted of only 300 CD-Rs that the band would later regret handing out as they felt the work to be naive, musically simple and not up to their standards. They have since learned to love, as well as hate, their debut as a showcase of their emotional range and emerging talent.

On 20 Feb 2007, the band released, 'All Of A Sudden, I Miss Everyone'. The band's latest album "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care" was released in April 2011.

Munaf Rayani - guitar
Mark Smith - guitar
Michael James - electric guitar/bass
Chris Hrasky - drums

www.myspace.com/explosionsinthesky

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Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky

Your Hand in Mine

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First Breath After Coma - Explosions in the Sky

First Breath After Coma

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So Long, Lonesome - Explosions in the Sky

So Long, Lonesome

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Memorial - Explosions in the Sky

Memorial

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Welcome, Ghosts - Explosions in the Sky

Welcome, Ghosts

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A Song for Our Fathers - Explosions in the Sky

A Song for Our Fathers

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Look Into the Air - Explosions in the Sky

Look Into the Air

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Catastrophe and the Cure - Explosions in the Sky

Catastrophe and the Cure

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What Do You Go Home To? - Explosions in the Sky

What Do You Go Home To?

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Greet Death - Explosions in the Sky

Greet Death

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Magic Hours - Explosions in the Sky

Magic Hours

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Snow and Lights - Explosions in the Sky

Snow and Lights

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Yasmin the Light - Explosions in the Sky

Yasmin the Light

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Glittering Blackness - Explosions in the Sky

Glittering Blackness

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The Moon Is Down - Explosions in the Sky

The Moon Is Down

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Time Stops - Explosions in the Sky

Time Stops

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A Poor Man's Memory - Explosions in the Sky

A Poor Man's Memory

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Human Qualities - Explosions in the Sky

Human Qualities

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Trembling Hands - Explosions in the Sky

Trembling Hands

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Postcard From 1952 - Explosions in the Sky

Postcard From 1952

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Let Me Back In - Explosions in the Sky

Let Me Back In

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Home - Explosions in the Sky

Home

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A Slow Dance - Explosions in the Sky

A Slow Dance

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Day One - Explosions in the Sky

Day One

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From West Texas - Explosions in the Sky

From West Texas

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To West Texas - Explosions in the Sky

To West Texas

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Day Two - Explosions in the Sky

Day Two

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Day Six - Explosions in the Sky

Day Six

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Day Four - Explosions in the Sky

Day Four

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Day Five - Explosions in the Sky

Day Five

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Day Three - Explosions in the Sky

Day Three

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Day Eight - Explosions in the Sky

Day Eight

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Day Seven - Explosions in the Sky

Day Seven

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Lonely Train - Explosions in the Sky

Lonely Train

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Waking Up - Explosions in the Sky

Waking Up

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