Friday, July 3, 2009

Explosions in the Sky @ Stubb's

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, which means Lee Greenwood is getting a lot of airplay this weekend. It also means that Austin heroes, Explosions in the Sky return home, to Stubb's tomorrow night. This show has been sold-out for quite some time, but I'm still going to try to weasel my way in via Twitter like I did for the Animal Collective show. I have saved a search for "Explosions in the Sky" on Tweetdeck and all the posts have been raving reviews from the shows Explosions have already played this week. There is liberal use of the word "epic" when referring to Explosions but I guess with the name Explosions in the Sky it better be epic damn it.

Explosions in the Sky - A Song For Our Fathers video via YouTube

Free Mp3's courtesty of Temporary Residence Limited, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Explosions in the Sky - Welcome, Ghosts

Free Mp3 ---> Explosions in the Sky - Look Into the Air

Free Mp3 ---> Explosions in the Sky - Memorial

Free Mp3 ---> Explosions in the Sky - A Poor Man's Memory

One of the reasons this Explosions show sold-out it because they effing kick ass in concert. The other reason is the Octopus Project are the opening act, how sick is that? It's like Austin's best wordless bands are playing together, hopefully while fireworks explode percussively over-head. That part, we'll just have to wait and see. The only down side I can see in all of this is that you will have to go downtown on a major holiday, which is NEVER a good idea IMHO. My advice if you CAN catch this show at Stubb's then you def should because the Octopus Project are about to go on tour and Explosions in the Sky are winding down their tour so you won't get a chance to catch these bands in Austin again anytime soon.

the Octopus Project - Wet Gold video via YouTube

Hang on, did I hear singing in that song?!?! I guess the Octopus Project are going to let us hear their beautiful voices on a new song or two. Now it's not a wordless concert anymore, but it's still damn near close.

Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine video via YouTube

I have been living with this Octopus Project song for so long that seeing the video makes me feel nostalgic. It's their "First Big Single" so if you're not familiar you should be.

the Octopus Project - Music is Happiness video via YouTube

Of course, I have to mention the Friday Night Lights connection for the one person reading this who doesn't already know. Explosions in the Sky do all of the music/score for Friday Night Lights the TV show and movie and book if you have an iPod.

Explosions in the Sky - Friday Night Lights Trailer video via YouTube

One last one I really like this song and the video was fairly clever/interesting.

Explosions in the Sky - Birth and Death of the Day video via YouTube