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Riot Fest Denver 2015 Lineup Revealed

Christmas has moved from December to May this year, and tonight is the night Santa gives us all the one thing we have been demanding: The lineups for Riot Fest 2015.

The second lineup to be revealed tonight, May 27, was for the Denver event, which takes place August 28-30. Additional bands and details will be revealed in the coming months, but today’s news is certainly enough to warrant you spending every dollar you have to buy tickets as soon as possible. Pixies, Modest Mouse, Ice Cube, Tenacious D, and Run DMC are just a few of the names on …

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At 29, I’ve Finally Begun To Appreciate Music

Most of my life, music hasn’t really been something that I would consider essential. Sure, it is something that I use on a daily basis, but not anything that would make me emotionally invested. During my teenage years, like most other asshole kids, I thought the music that I listened to was bad-ass and untouchable. Who would have thought that bands like KoRn, Limp Bizkit and Staind would actually turn out to be rather shitty? Not me – at least not until I was roughly 16. Hey, everyone makes terrible choices from time to time, and that was an …


Explosions In The Sky Working On New Material In 2015

As they enter their sixteenth year as a band, Explosions in the Sky have taken to Facebook to fill fans in on the status of their band.

In a statement posted Friday night, the band has apologized for months of “hibernation” after a few years of writing soundtracks and contributing to other projects. The band promises that 2015 will be spent writing and recording for a new album, which should be released shortly thereafter. Explosions In The Sky also want you, the fans, to know that you’re highly appreciated.

If this means that a new Explosions In The Sky record …


Inventions (Explosions In The Sky, Eluvium) Stream Debut Album

Need some mellow instrumental music in your life right now? If so, then you’re in luck! Inventions, a side project of members from Explosions In The Sky and Eluvium, have partnered up with NPR to stream their debut self-titled album in its entirety a little over a week before its official release date. I’ve listened to about half of it so far, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of either one of those artists (or just music in general). Take a listen to it by heading on over to NPR.

The album is …


Hear a New Single From Inventions (Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium)

Ambient post-rock lovers heard good news a little over a week ago when it was reported that Mark T. Smith of Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper teamed up to form a new band called Inventions. Their full self-titled LP is due April 1 via Temporary Residence Ltd., but you can get a taste of their sound now with “Entity.”

The single takes a dive into the ambient underwater with slow-motion cymbal crashes and echoing guitar. If you gave Explosions in the Sky’s score for 2013 film Prince Avalanche a listen, then this shouldn’t come as a …


Explosions In The Sky and Eluvium Form New Band Called Inventions

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from some of our favorite post-rockers in Explosions in the Sky who were last seen scoring the soundtrack for Paul Rudd flick Prince Avalanche. Now it’s time to mark some more noise, but under a different name.

Mark Smith of Explosions In The Sky and Matthew Cooper of Eluvium have teamed up to form a new band called Inventions. Expect a self-titled album from the group on April 1st, the artwork of which you can see above and the tracklisting below after the jump. It’s safe to say we’re pretty exciting, but …

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Moonlit Sailor Debut Cover Art For ‘We Came From Exploding Stars’

Earlier this evening, the Swedish post-rock outfit Moonlit Sailor released the cover art for their highly anticipated fourth album, We Came From Exploding Stars, which according to the band’s official Facebook page, will be released “soon…” You can check it out for yourself at the bottom of this post, following the jump.

This will be the group’s first release since 2011’s Colors in Stereo, and their third through Deep Elm Records. According to the band, this latest effort will be ten tracks long.

When I was first introduced to Moonlit Sailor nearly five years ago, I …

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ALBUM STREAM: Explosions In The Sky And David Wingo – ‘Prince Avalanche Soundtrack’

While I have not yet seen the movie (nor have I really even see an advertisement for it. Am I living in a cave, or is this movie not being promoted heavily?), the upcoming film Prince Avalanche has a soundtrack by composer David Wingo and post rock giants Explosions In The Sky. With Explosions being one of my favorite bands, I’ve been pumped to hear this new release. Now, we finally can. Entertainment Weekly is streaming the whole soundtrack exclusively here.

This is Explosions In The Sky’s first new material since Take Care, Take Care, Take Care in …

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STREAM: Explosions In The Sky Ft. David Wingo – “Join Me On My Avalanche”

Post-rock trendsetters Explosions in the Sky have teamed up with fellow Texan David Wingo to create “Join Me on My Avalanche,” an airy toe-tapper which can be streamed in full after the jump.

The track is the first single to be released off of the official soundtrack to David Gordon Green’s upcoming comedy, Prince Avalanche, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Aside from “Join Me on My Avalanche” and “Wading,” a short teaser track which was released late last month, the two Austin-based acts have also hashed out an additional thirteen tracks for the film, due out August …

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Explosions In The Sky Release Video For “Wading,” Announce Short Tour

Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky have scored the film Prince Avalanche, a movie starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch that will hit theaters on August 9. The soundtrack to said film will be out on August 6; today, Explosions released an official video for one song from the soundtrack, “Wading.” The pre-order to the soundtrack is available here. From what we’ve heard, it seems to be their most atmospheric material yet, though it’s always hard to tell something like that until you’ve heard every song with an instrumental band.

If you planned on seeing the movie …


Nine Inch Nails Announce US Stadium Tour With Explosions In The Sky & Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Talk about going from dormant to the center of attention. In the matter of a week, we’ve gone from not knowing when new Nine Inch Nails would come, to knowing the name of the lead single and it dropping early, to getting a firm release date of the new album (September 3), to the present, where we now know the details of Nine Inch Nails’ stadium tour, according to Pitchfork. The opener? Either Explosions in the Sky or Godspeed You! Black Emperor depending on the date. Maybe Trent Reznor went on a post rock phase in the past …


Fun Fun Fun Fest Announce 2012 Lineup

November 2 through November 4, Austin, Texas is the place to be. With Fun Fun Fun Fest pulling into Auditorium Shores with a army of killer bands, music fans will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining weekend anywhere in the nation.

The festival will feature such high profile and notable bands as Run DMC, A$AP Rocky, Girl Talk, Santigold, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros, Explosions in the Sky, Superchunk, Minus the Bear, Against Me!, Japandroids, Helio Sequence, The Promise Ring, Sharon Van Etton and The Sword. Check out the full lineup after the jump.

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