Explosions in the Sky have a very cinematic sound, an arching yearning, fantastical approach to instrumental rock and post-rock. But the band has left a lot to the imagination as far as visuals go, with no music videos to their name. Until now.
"Last Known Surroundings" is a computer-animated journey to outer space, wormholes, fantasy planets and the underground. (Spoiler alert: my favorite part was with the floating islands.) This eight-plus minute adventure was created by boutique design house Ptarmak, based in the band's home city Austin.
"Surroundings" is culled from Explosions' perfectly titled album "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care," out now; It's extra odd that this mark's the band's first video because this set is their sixth full-length.
A word of warning, however: the crappy compression of the track does no favors for the band's well-deserved reputation for delivering an incredible and incredibly loud live show. Fans can have their opportunity to absorb "Last Know Surroundings" as the band tours various surroundings, dates below.