Explosions In The Sky – Welcome, Ghosts
Eluvium – Prelude For Time Feelers
Lazarus – Disco
Animal Collective – Winters Love
Animal Collective – For Reverend Green
A Hawk And A Hacksaw – The Sparrow
Battles – Atlas
Ghostface Killah – The Champ
I’ve got a ticket for a music festival put on by the All Tomorrow’s Parties folk. It’s a relatively civilised affair that I’ve been to a couple of times before. After wading through knee deep muddy sludge at Glastonbury last year I’m all about sleeping in a proper bed in a cabin with a bathroom and kitchen before experiencing rock’n’roll all day and all of the night. It’s a blast, good times guaranteed. The other thing that distinguishes this festival is that it’s wholly curated by one act. This time it’s a group from Austin, Texas that I’ve been told should be described as “post-rock”. They’re called Explosions In The Sky.
I was unfamiliar with some of the bands on the bill so I got busy downloading swarms of their tracks. Many were a real revelation and I’ve compiled a few of these for today’s post. All of the tunes featured are by artists that I’m looking forward to seeing live for the first time come May.