I'll never forget the time I saw Explosions In The Sky open for ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead in Hamilton, where they completely obliterated the crowd (figuratively speaking, of course) and stole the thunder from the headliners that night. I know instrumental music is pretty uninteresting for a good majority of the population, but I dare you to see these guys play live and not come away a changed person. The ebb and flow of their songs, and the intensity with which they play is an experience you'll always remember.
I guess it goes without saying that when Explosions In The Sky release a new album it seems like a pretty exciting event to me. They don't churn out a ton of new songs (usually 6 per album... quality over quantity), making you want to cherish each individual track from beginning to end. That said, the 6 songs on All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone haven't completely blown me away so far. At first listen, the songs from their Travels In Constants EP were stronger and more interesting; this new one for me ranks at about the same level as the Friday Night Lights soundtrack. Still, I guess I have a few months for it to grow on me. All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone is released on February 20th on Temporary Residence.
» Bonus Track: Welcome, Ghosts (MP4)