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Explosions In The Sky have just shared Moving On, the second single from ‘End’, their first album in seven years, set for release September 15 via Spunk Records / Virgin Music Australia.

Moving On delivers on the promise that End is the grandest Explosions In The Sky album to date – a latticework of ebullient guitar and keyboard melodies transmitted via a bold, widescreen production that crests into a cleansing aural catharsis. Taken in tandem with their previous single Ten Billion People an image emerges of the band’s current focus on melding the quiet restraint and crushing weight of their early recordings with the aural exploration and ornate experimentation of their later works.

The enigmatic album was inspired by darkness but became a loud, dramatic, wild rumination on life and death. “Our starting point was the concept of an ending—death, or the end of a friendship or relationship,” state the band. “Every song comes from a story, or an idea one of us has had that we’ve all expanded on and made its own world. Maybe it’s our nature, but we kept feeling that the album title was ultimately open to a lot more interpretation—the end of a thing or a time can mean a stop, but it can also mean a beginning, and what happens after one thing ends might pale in comparison to what it becomes next.” 

Explosions In The Sky have become the gold standard for bold, emotional, cinematic music. They’ve slowly and organically grown from humble beginnings playing questionably located DIY spaces to opening for Fugazi and Built To Spill to headlining globally renowned venues such as Radio City Music HallRoyal Albert Hallthe Greek Theatre, and the Sydney Opera House.

Over nearly 25 years of being a band (with the same lineup the entire time), they’ve achieved remarkable critical and commercial success making an especially non-commercial style of music – having sold nearly two million albums worldwide and scored five major motion pictures to date. They’ve become the sound of modern sports films, documentaries and television series – due largely to their genre-defining Friday Night Lights score – and have found a diverse array of major artists as fans as well, having been invited to tour with Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and many others.

  • ‘End’ marks the band’s seventh, but not final, studio album.


With thanks to Virgin Music Australia

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