Explosions in the Sky announce new LP, plus tour — take that, Godspeed!

Explosions in the Sky announce new LP, plus tour — take that, Godspeed!

Do you remember way back when, when you’d go to your iTunes and select the genre “Post-Rock/Experimental” to see Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, and Do Make Say Think in one glorious browsing box? No? (iTunes may still use that category; personally, I got a little tired of iTunes’ genres after John Cage kept getting lumped with Rossini.) These post-rockers/experimental-so-and-sos keep an eye on each other, and Explosions can’t be unaware of Godspeed’s highly anticipated tour coming up. Bands on the Constellation roster are pretty competitive (I’d imagine), especially when up against bands that could be on Constellation but aren’t (Explosions are on Temporary Residence Ltd… and okay, their border is with Mexico, not Canada). We previously announced EITS’ European tourdates, but in order to top Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s renewed activity once and for all, Explosions in the Sky are not only going on tour (with an extra date in New York), they’re releasing a new LP!

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is the first studio album since All Of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (TMT Review), out in 2007. If you’re feeling indulgent, you can listen to 39 seconds of music from Take Care at the band’s site. The album is out April 26, and while no one is privileged enough to hear a full track, at least we have the tracklisting.

Take Care, Take Care, Take Care tracklisting:

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


04.06.11 - New York City, NY - Radio City Music Hall *
05.16.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
05.17.11 - Manchester, UK - Academy
05.19.11 - London, UK - Roundhouse
05.20.11 - Paris, France - Bataclan
05.22.11 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
05.23.11 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik
05.24.11 - Brussels, Belgium - Anciennce Belgique
05.25.11 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso

* Low, Eluvium

• Explosions in the Sky: http://explosionsinthesky.com
• Temporary Residence Limited: http://temporaryresidence.com