Artist Name: Explosions in the Sky

10 Feb 2006, 12:03 57,434,342 1,162,995

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

Top Track of Atist: Explosions in the Sky

Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky

Your Hand in Mine

515,666
4,104,780
First Breath After Coma - Explosions in the Sky

First Breath After Coma

410,984
3,139,995
So Long, Lonesome - Explosions in the Sky

So Long, Lonesome

300,884
1,736,146
Memorial - Explosions in the Sky

Memorial

291,856
1,899,340
Welcome, Ghosts - Explosions in the Sky

Welcome, Ghosts

262,611
1,644,914
A Song for Our Fathers - Explosions in the Sky

A Song for Our Fathers

260,336
1,589,901
Look Into the Air - Explosions in the Sky

Look Into the Air

235,173
1,313,509
Catastrophe and the Cure - Explosions in the Sky

Catastrophe and the Cure

221,818
1,331,436
What Do You Go Home To? - Explosions in the Sky

What Do You Go Home To?

219,881
1,284,914
Greet Death - Explosions in the Sky

Greet Death

217,263
1,196,888
Magic Hours - Explosions in the Sky

Magic Hours

215,364
1,236,576
Snow and Lights - Explosions in the Sky

Snow and Lights

213,480
1,214,988
Yasmin the Light - Explosions in the Sky

Yasmin the Light

211,306
1,146,471
Glittering Blackness - Explosions in the Sky

Glittering Blackness

207,203
1,163,330
The Moon Is Down - Explosions in the Sky

The Moon Is Down

203,506
1,092,265
Time Stops - Explosions in the Sky

Time Stops

196,222
1,094,137
A Poor Man's Memory - Explosions in the Sky

A Poor Man's Memory

176,440
924,563
Human Qualities - Explosions in the Sky

Human Qualities

169,649
826,951
Trembling Hands - Explosions in the Sky

Trembling Hands

142,894
752,694
Postcard From 1952 - Explosions in the Sky

Postcard From 1952

129,032
759,337
Let Me Back In - Explosions in the Sky

Let Me Back In

100,915
579,672
Home - Explosions in the Sky

Home

89,317
523,738
A Slow Dance - Explosions in the Sky

A Slow Dance

88,503
510,037
Day One - Explosions in the Sky

Day One

87,797
481,078
From West Texas - Explosions in the Sky

From West Texas

86,561
511,308
To West Texas - Explosions in the Sky

To West Texas

85,701
487,494
Day Two - Explosions in the Sky

Day Two

84,479
458,052
Day Six - Explosions in the Sky

Day Six

81,358
427,651
Day Four - Explosions in the Sky

Day Four

80,903
425,319
Day Five - Explosions in the Sky

Day Five

79,795
428,432
Day Three - Explosions in the Sky

Day Three

78,335
398,809
Day Eight - Explosions in the Sky

Day Eight

76,731
397,103
Day Seven - Explosions in the Sky

Day Seven

75,998
387,998
Lonely Train - Explosions in the Sky

Lonely Train

75,070
412,374
Waking Up - Explosions in the Sky

Waking Up

69,220
201,122