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January 11 2016

Explosions In The Sky confirm April 1 release for ‘The Wilderness’


Explosions In The Sky have confirmed an April 1 worldwide release for their new album ‘The Wilderness‘. Released locally on Spunk Records, ‘The Wilderness’ is the band’s sixth album, and first non-soundtrack effort since 2011’s ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care‘. Arguably the most progressive instrumental rock album since EITS’ 2003 breakthrough ‘The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place‘, ‘The Wilderness‘ is a bold, experimental work combining the singular song craft that has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and tickets, with the cinematic sensibility that has elevated the band to the level of regard and demand its members enjoy as film composers on soundtracks ‘Lone Survivor‘, ‘Manglehorn‘, ‘Prince Avalanche‘ and ‘Friday Night Lights‘.

The first Explosions In The Sky album not produced entirely by the band, ‘The Wilderness‘ features long time collaborator (and Grammy-winning producer) John Congleton in a co-producer role for the first time. The band’s most ambitious songs to date branch into unexpected new dimensions accordingly – Exhibit A being “Disintegration Anxiety”. With its cacophonous opening washes that ultimately resolve into a locked groove, “Disintegration Anxiety” marks the rock solid midpoint of an aggressively modern and forward-thinking work – yet one that wouldn’t seem the slightest bit out of place on a shelf between original pressings of ‘Meddle‘ and ‘Obscured By Clouds‘.