June 15th, 2012

Loopster Live: A Preview of Explosions In The Sky

I was first introduced to Explosions In The Sky back in ‘03, by my old college roommate, Stephen. Puffin’ on a Winston, he’d put “A Song For Our Fathers” off of 2000’s How Strange, Innocence, on a continuous loop, grab this old acoustic guitar we had layin’ around and play the last two minutes and 30 seconds of that track over and over again, increasingly pleased with each performance. His renditions were not limited to when it was just he and I either, he’d gladly pick out all six or seven notes on command for anyone willing to lend him an ear. Whether my liking of Explosions In The Sky was a result of Stephen’s generous sets or an instant fondness, I’ll never know.


My fascination with EISK only grew as I got hooked on “Have You Passed Through This Good Night?” on ‘01’s Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever with its thought-provoking passages from A Thin Red Line. Suddenly I found myself snatching up everything I could get my hands on, as I became addicted to their guitar-rich instrumentals. With each new album their sound has become more refined and yet it still maintains a course between all out chaos and epic beauty. 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care album is no different.


Now, nine years later, Explosions In The Sky plays Warehouse Live on Sunday night. With countless memories linked to their music, I hope to add a few more come June 17th at Warehouse Live. I’ve never seen them in concert. My hope is that they perform “Be Comfortable, Creature” or “Remember Me As A Time Of Day.” As for “A Song For Our Fathers,” I’ll leave that to Stephen.

What are you looking forward to? What thoughts do their songs bring to mind?

Tickets are $18 in Advance, $20 on the day of. Get them now.

— Richard


Stephen — Friday, June 15, 2012 5:20 pm

Those were good times. Wish I could be there with you!

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