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Check Out: Explosions in the Sky – “Trembling Hands”

on March 08, 2011, 10:20am

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It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from the Austin orchestra, aka Explosions in the Sky. Since the group issued their fifth studio album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, in 2007, they’ve toured endlessly and apparently put together what sounds like a rousing sixth entry. Yes, the band’s back, and come April 26th, Explosions in the Sky will have a new album to support: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.

Six tracks flesh out the album, but for those interested in hearing 1/6th of it, the band’s issued its first single. Titled “Trembling Hands”, the three and a half minute track offers much of the typical Explosions fare. The pulsing, backing guitar lines that drag the bass into the mix, supporting dancing lead guitar melodies that skate about the rollicking percussion… That could describe any number of the band’s songs, which might tell you something about this one in general. To be honest, though, given the band’s sound, there’s nothing wrong with more of the same. Alas, more tuneage for late-night writing sessions. Joy!

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care hits streets April 26th (via Temporary Resistance). Peep the tracklist below, including tour dates that include exciting openers like The Octopus Project, Lichens, and if you’re really lucky, Arcade Fire.

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Tracklist:
01. Last Known Surroundings
02. Human Qualities
03. Trembling Hands
04. Be Comfortable, Creature
05. Postcard from 1952
06. Let Me Back In

Explosions in the Sky 2011 Tour Dates:
04/01 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric ^
04/03 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend ^
04/04 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
04/06 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
04/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE ^
04/09 – Columbus, OH @ Outland Live ^
04/10 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ^
05/03 – Austin, TX @ The Backyard #
05/04 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Pavillion #
05/15 – Edinburg, UK @ HMV Picturehouse %
05/16 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar St %
05/17 – Manchester, UK @ Academy %
05/19 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse %
05/20 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan %
05/22 – Berlin, DE @ Postbahnhof %
05/23 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik %
05/24 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique %
05/25 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso %
05/27 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/09-12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
09/09-13 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival

^ = w/ The Octopus Project
* = w/ Low and Eluvium (piano only set)
# = w/ Arcade Fire
% = w/ Lichens

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