Photo by Nick Simonite


It’s been 12 years since Explosions In The Sky hit the scene with its all-instrumental post-rock, and for the first time ever the band is releasing a music video. The animated clip accompanies the track “Last Known Surroundings” from the band’s latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Made at the Ptarmak design studio, the video took months to make and utilizes illustrations by Sissy Emmons and animation by David Hobizal. The video aims to create an otherworldly feel for the track, and the band said on its official site that it “couldn’t be more pleased with their finished product.”



If you are a fan of Explosions or are familiar with its work, you already know that its music consists of elaborately layered and developed guitar work that narrates a symphony as listeners experience a somewhat cathartic and emotional reaction to its music. The video delivers beautiful animation that rises and falls with the music, lending a cinematic effect.


The Austin, TX-based band is touring nationally in support of its latest release and is headed to Madrid and the U.K. in November. Check below for tour dates.


Tour Dates For Explosions In The Sky:
08/11 – Olso, Norway – Oya Festival
08/12-13 – Gothenburg, SWE – Way Out West Festival
08/19 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
09/01 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
09/02 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/05 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
09/08 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
09/09 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
09/10 – Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
09/11 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre
09/13 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
09/14 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
09/16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Performing Arts Center – Strauss Square
09/21 – Champaign-Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s *
09/29 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle *
09/30 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10/01 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live **
10/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater **
10/03 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre**
10/05 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre **
10/06 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre *
10/07 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy *
10/08 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
10/10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
10/11 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom *
10/12 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre *
10/13 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
11/04 – Madrid, SP – Anexa Del Pabellon De Vistalegre
11/05 – Zaragoza, SP – Sala Oasis
11/06 – Barcelona, SP – Casino Alianca
11/15 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
11/18 – Hasselt, BE – MOD
11/19 – Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
11/20 – Bristol, UK – Academy
1/27/12 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
* with Wye Oak
** with the Antlers