Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in the Sky is an explosive American post-rock band from Austin, Texas. Members of the band include Chris Hrasky on drums, Michael James playing electric guitar and bass guitar, Munaf Rayani playing electric guitar, and Mark Smith playing electric guitar. Having spent their entire adult existence together, they consider themselves a dysfunctional family of rockers who are financially unstable. Originally called Breaker Morant, Explosions in the Sky was formed in 1999. Their name, “Explosions in the Sky” comes from the fireworks experienced the first night they played their first set and recorded their first track, “Remember me as a Time of Day”. Most notably, Explosions in the Sky’s music is featured inFriday Nights Lights movie and television show. The band played their first actual live performance on January 23, 2000 at Emo’s in Austin, Texas. They got discovered there by independent film director Kat Candler who begged them for a CD after hearing their show.
After touring around a little in the states, the band traveled to Europe in December of 2001. In February of 2002 the four men embarked on another tour of North America but missed Europe too much and decided they would begin their first full length tour of Europe starting September 2002. More recently, Explosions in the Sky were one of the supporting acts for Nine Inch Nails on the Twenty Thirteen Tour in late 2013.
This instrumental post-rock band never fails to grab the attention of their audience and really get to their emotions. Their unique set of sounds and explosive guitar will be sure to leave you in awe. With a reputation for an entrancingly intense live performance, this is a band to keep your eyes peeled for. They prove through their music that lyrics aren’t necessary and sometimes more can be said with no words at all. Their music has touched the souls of many and guarantees an incredible experience every time you listen.
Written By: Meghan Hargaden