Explosions in the Sky Active


Austin, Texas, USA

In February 1999, three longtime friends from West Texas went to a pizza place in Austin, Texas, for a prearranged meeting with a young man from Illinois. The Illinoisan had just moved to Austin, and he had put up a flyer that caught the interest of the others. They ate pizza and discussed movies and arcana. They also decided to meet the next day with their various instruments (two guitars, bass, and drums). This happened, and over the coming months they picked a band name, then picked a better band name, then wrote and recorded an album. That album, called How Strange, Innocence, was largely out of tune, but the band members didn't really notice at the time. They optimistically printed 300 copies, and gave most of them away. It turned out they really liked playing together, so they kept doing so. A friend of theirs sent a recording of one of their live shows to a record label in Baltimore, and that label offered to put out albums for the band. The band agreed.


Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television) Album

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Released on October 01, 2021

How Strange, Innocence – Anniversary Edition Album

Released on August 16, 2019

The Wilderness Album

Released on April 01, 2018

Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album

Released on August 06, 2013

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Album

Released on April 26, 2011

How Strange, Innocence Album

Released on October 11, 2006

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place Album

Released on November 04, 2003

Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever Album

Released on August 27, 2001