Explosions in the Sky. Providing much-needed focal aid on this day of way yonder too much to do for the May-June issue.
Epic instrumental post- rock from . . . Texas. These guys are masters of the slow build, moving steadily toward a sweepingly huge, over-the-top wall of sound.
I particularly love their 2001 album, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever. If you haven’t heard the track “Have you Passed Through this Night?,” put it on your must-listen list.
I also think they get points for the title of their 2007 album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.
And their artistic sense translates to the visual, too: very cool band photos here.
Photo: One of the aforementioned very cool band photos.