Today marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of post-rock band Explosions In The Sky. Since then, the band have gone on to become standout artists in their genre, releasing seven studio albums, and soundtracking the best football drama (ever) Friday Night Lights. We last heard from them back in 2016 with The Wilderness, and although there’s no news of them putting out anything new, there’s still something to celebrate. For today, on the band’s official anniversary, they’ve shared the news that they’ll be reissuing two albums from their back catalog of great albums.
The two albums Explosions In The Sky will be reissuing are two of the band’s most overlooked works, but ones that certainly deserve some special treatment. There’s their debut LP How Strange, Innocence which originally released in 2000. The new version hasn’t been available on vinyl since 2004. The new edition will contain a complete remastering in a triple LP gatefold set, complete with a vinyl etching and the story of how the album came to be in the band’s own words.
Additionally, the band have opted to highlight their rare “secret album” The Rescue, which originally came out back in 2005, but hasn’t appeared on any physical or digital platforms since (it’s only physical release was a mail-order only CD version in ’05). Just like with their debut, The Rescue will get a full remaster as well as a full-color jacket and inner sleeve featuring the band’s story of the album. The physical and digital reissues are set to be released August 16.
But that’s not all! To further celebrate the band’s beginnings, they’ll be headed out on a fall tour across the US, with a European tour to follow early next year. For the full list of dates and ticketing information head right here.
Pre-order the vinyl editions of How Strange, Innocence and The Rescue here.
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