LIVE: Explosions In the Sky

That sound you heard? Oh, that's just Explosions In the Sky when they rocked the Observatory North Park on May 4. Disappears opened the show.

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Explosions In the Sky performed at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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It was the second night of their two-night, sold-out San Diego stand.
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Disappears opened the show.
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Frequently described as a "post-rock" band, Explosions In the Sky are known for their intricate instrumentals that typically build into cathartic crescendos.
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The band got its start in Austin, Texas in 1999 or so.
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Fun fact: They were originally named Breaker Morant before changing it.
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The band is comprised of Chris Hrasky (drums), Michael James (bass/guitar), Munaf Rayani (guitar) and Mark Smith (guitar). They're joined for live shows with a touring bassist.
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Explosions In the Sky came from a comment Hrasky made in reference to the noise or sight of fireworks as they left KVRX on the night they played their first set.
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Their debut album, "How Strange, Innocence," was released in 2000, and was distributed as handmade CD-Rs.
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They released their seventh studio album, "The Wilderness," this year.
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Their May 4 set at the Observatory North Park included 11 songs.
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Their set list included: "Infinite Orbit," "Catastrophe and the Cure," "Greet Death," "Logic of a Dream"....
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... "The Ecstatics"; "The Birth and Death of the Day"; "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept"; "Colors In Space"...
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... "Your Hand In Mine," "Disintegration Anxiety," and "The Only Moment We Were Alone."
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Explosions In the Sky perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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Disappears, who hail from Chicago, opened the show.
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They play a mixture of shoegaze, krautrock and garage rock.
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Their latest album, "Irreal," was released in 2015.
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Disappears perform at the Observatory North Park on May 4, 2016.
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