Talk:Explosions in the Sky

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Really they use a bass?[edit]

In the videos of YouTube i only see 3 guitars. For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VP2BQnjL0I

Actually, in that video the guy in the middle switches to bass around 14 minutes in. Patraus 02:48, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
I saw them last night at the Roundhouse in That London, and on some songs they had three guitars and a bass due to having co-opted support act Lichens (aka Robert Lowe) as another guitarist. Mr Larrington (talk) 13:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Wow a five years later reply, gotta be a record! I saw them at the roundhouse too so I can second that statement. doomgaze (talk) 13:46, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
Five-piece again at the Brixton Academy back in January. The third guitarist was hiding in the shadows but I'm fairly sure it wasn't Robert Lowe. Mr Larrington (talk) 14:09, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Vocals[edit]

I haven't heard any vocals in their songs. Are they entirely without vocals, because if so, that's worth mentioning.Vash Aurion 21:21, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Well most post-rock has no vocals so its not that big a thing --Xdiabolicalx 19:29, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
At least one song ('Have You Passed Through This Night?') has vocals in it. Patraus 02:48, 12 August 2006 (UTC)
The voice in the song mentioned above is actually sampled from the film 'The Thin Red Line', though some tracks on 'The Rescue' do feature humming type vocals and snatches of the band talking. --Auralrothko 09:45, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
'All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone' also appears to contain humming-type lyrics at least once. FlareXyron 07:45, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Cadillac commercials[edit]

I believe that the song used on the Cadillac commcercials were Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean. Re-edit if I'm incorrect. - Jaden 00:38, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Bogus trivia[edit]

I edited out the Trivia section (which read: "The Explosions in the Sky song 'Have You Passed Through This Night?' from the album Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die... has been remixed by the British breakbeat outfit UNKLE, and is featured on the James Lavelle Romania album.") For several reasons.

1. The song "Have You Passed Through This Night" was not remixed by UNKLE. Rather the song "Eye 4 An Eye" features samples from the same speach in The Thin Red Line (see songwriting credits 1,2)

2.There is no 'Romania' album.

3.It's wrong.

Sean Broom [1]http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=33:3sw67uq0o053 (eye for an eye songwriting credits)

[2]http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:qx09kent7qs0 (Have you Passed Through This Night? songwriting credits)

Welcome Ghosts Leak[edit]

"It is unknown how or why this track was leaked" - Wasn't it released first as an official stream on Pitchfork? [[1]] --Auralrothko 08:08, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah. I don't know where you got the leak thing from, I downloaded it directly off Temporary Residences site.

I removed the paragraph and added a link to the external links section for a stream of the song. I hope it's clearer now. -- Ben 15:46, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Comments reorg[edit]

I hope you guys don't mind. I added some organization to the talk page. I don't think I deleted anyone's comments... -- Ben 18:09, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

"All of a Sudden" artwork[edit]

Granted... you can see the artwork at a couple of places online... http://www.rectangular.org/explosions/albums.htm. Does anyone have a cite for the fact that it's the official artwork for the new album? -- Ben 15:33, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

What about their music?[edit]

This (fairly long) article proves that one can talk about a rock band, and never talk about their music. Can someone, hopefully more fluent in English than myself, describe how their music sounds like? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 194.199.20.57 (talk) 17:31, 29 January 2007 (UTC).

I am fluent in English but not in music, and either way technical or affectionate descriptions wouldn't do the music total justice. Unfortunately your best bet for verifiable/notable descriptions is in the professional reviews for each album. Someone fluent in music should write about: the common identifiable song structure, the use of 3 (sometimes 2) guitars and their resulting texture, and maybe the soothing effect on the listener, if there is a source for it. Pomte 17:56, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
The tough thing about writing about music (see WP:MUSTARD if you're interested by the way) is that you have to conform to rules of no original research (WP:OR) and you have to keep to a neutral point of view (WP:NPOV). This automatically makes writing about musical attributes unnaturally dry and very, very awkward for the editor. But it's something worth doing if you have the time, and if you can dig up some good external links which do the band's sound justice, I'll give some writing a shot. Seegoon 04:34, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Basically their sound is highly derivative of Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor except that their songs don't actually go anywhere. Listening to them is like riding a roller-coaster that only goes up. (Which might sounds fun at first, but if you really think about it...) 74.192.164.240 18:25, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
You should see them live at least once. The climaxes don't stand out as well on the records. –Pomte 22:53, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

They do sound better live of course. And it's unfair to say the songs don't go anywhere, esp. in comparison to GSY!BE and mogwai, as they have different interpretations of post-rock. Mogwai, GSY!BE and Silver Mt Zion are more interested in orchestral 'movement's' and have a more narrative element to their songs and albums. Explosions are just a little more optimistic sounding, and each song is more of an individual unit, more poetic in its intention, if you like.--Turkeyplucker 14:47, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

regarding notable shows[edit]

i was curious. i know explosions in the sky are having a "secret" show in NYC soon. how do shows become notable ? i am assuming articles in newspapers etc help. TomSkillingJr.

Yep. If you happen to know about this secret show through secret means, then it's unverifiable for the rest of us. It'll become notable when it gets documented by multiple reliable sources. –Pomte 02:56, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Citation?[edit]

I don't see why this "The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their cinematic, elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows." needs a citation. It describes the band really well and it's probably what the music press says anyway. Maybe just cite an article about them to that effect. It definitely doesn't need to be changed though. --ISeeDeadPixels (talk) 22:34, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

In popular culture section[edit]

I think this section needs trimming. Do we really need a list specifying every time EITS features in a TV program? Any thoughts? :) Auralrothko (talk) 12:22, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

We should reach a consensus on what needs to go and what stays, Cyanidethistles has completely removed the whole section without any prior discussion. I'm reverting that immediately. Zarcadia (talk) 21:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I think that the section is unnecessary. It does not seem appropriate for an encyclopedic reference. A couple of the items could possibly be moved logically to other areas, but the section itself is trivia at best.--–m.f (tc) 22:05, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Just have it removed completely. There is no discussion needed, nothing should be placed here at all. The only thing that the pop culture (and it's not pop culture, rather songs on TV or in movies) could be placed if this band had a long history of fame with culture. Just get this over with and delete it.{Tim C} 22:40, 28 October 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cyanidethistles (talkcontribs)

There's a few good bits of info which could be worked into the main article, but most of the trivia is rubbish and not even interesting. I agree - delete. Auralrothko (talk) 14:15, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

It's music on Friday Night Lights is a nice bit of info which should be added due to the notability, but the rest, just remove it. Who's going to remove it or decide to? This has to get over with. Cyanidethistles {Tim C} 05:19, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

What ever happened to this? I don't really see any arguments against removing this section. It has become grossly unweildy, and much larger than necessary. Also, it is hardly more than trivia. I'm going to remove it, and put a note for discussion to resume if there are any opinions either way. Cheers, --–m.f (tc) 13:49, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

These sections are usually nearly (if not so) as pertinent as the entire article when dealing with actual figures within popular culture (as opposed to say literary figures) ... Wikipedians really gotta get some of these over the top guidelines in check the sooner the better for everyone --72.173.160.50 (talk) 05:32, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

This line from the article is baffling to me: "They have also been name checked if a scene of US drama Dirty Sexy Money." I'd fix it to something more comprehensible if I had any idea what the writer was trying to say. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.83.158.162 (talk) 20:42, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

It means their name has been mentioned in the TV show 'Dirty Sexy Money'. Zazaban (talk) 02:44, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Kite Runner[edit]

Did E.I.T.S. feature a song in this film. I'm not quite sure what song it was, but it was at the part where Amir is reading Hassan's letter and the pomegranite truck/cart is knocked over. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.220.168.231 (talk) 07:09, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

who is Mark Smith[edit]

Can anyone suggest whether or not Mark Smith from explosions is the same person as Mark Smith from American Analog Set? Both bands are from Austin and I am aware that the two bands have an interrelated history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.170.100.198 (talk) 03:27, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Song used in a documentary?[edit]

I recently watched an HBO documentary titled " The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant" and in the closing credits the song "Remember Me as a Time of Day" is playing and listed in the credits. How did you get that gig? Mrmike73 (talk) 23:31, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

How would we know? This is the Wikipedia article on them, not their official homepage or something. --Gwern (contribs) 01:02 12 January 2011 (GMT)

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Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Explosions in the Sky/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Needs expansion; the current "history" section is not enough.--Yannismarou 17:55, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 17:55, 28 January 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 14:51, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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