The Rescue (Explosions in the Sky album)

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The Rescue
Studio album by Explosions in the Sky
Released 11 October 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Post-rock
Length 32:48
Label Temporary Residence Limited
TRR13 / TIC21
Producer Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in the Sky chronology
Friday Night Lights
The Rescue
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) [1]
Stylus Magazine (B) [2]

The Rescue is the fourth studio album by American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. Written, recorded and mastered in two weeks in band member Michael James's house in Austin, Texas, The Rescue is a concept album inspired by an experience the band had while touring. The album was entirely and written and recorded over the course of a two week period in the studio.


The album was recorded and mixed in just two weeks. The band wrote no new material for this album prior, and then spent eight straight days writing and finishing a song each day. The rest of the two weeks was spent mixing. The album is Volume 21 in the "Travels in Constants" series and was originally only available for purchase via mail order and at the band's shows. Due to the demand of fans who could not get hold of the album, The Rescue used to be offered as a free download by the band at the band's official website at one time.

The Rescue was inspired by a time the band was on tour, and its van broke down on the road. The members had to wait eight days (hence each track title) for the transmission to be replaced in the van (as described in dialogue during the song "Day Three"), and they went flat broke after the payment. They had to spend those eight days in the attic of someone kind enough to let them stay. They described "Day Eight" as "a goodbye".

The album cover is a painting by Walter Hunt called "Rescue of a Lost Friend".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Day One" 4:32
2. "Day Two" 3:47
3. "Day Three" 4:34
4. "Day Four" 3:00
5. "Day Five" 4:35
6. "Day Six" 5:22
7. "Day Seven" 4:23
8. "Day Eight" 2:35
Total length: 32:48


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