We've been desperate to feature Explosions In The Sky as part of our 'Video Of The Week' feature for months now but truth be told, there just aren't that many high quality videos of them out there.
After digging through tons of ear-splitting nonsense and pixelated fan-videos who all seem to think phone-quality recordings of a post-rock band are a good idea, we finally got down to the good stuff. What you see below is an excerpt from the currently down EatTapes.com's (where did they go?) hour-long recording of the band's show at the Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia back in 2007.
The all-too-short clip makes up part of their breathtaking The Moon Is Down track and as you'll see upon viewing, it's some of their most intensely beautiful work to date. There are plenty of instrumental and post-rock bands out there that play their instruments wonderfully but it's safe to say that no-one does it quite like EITS. Just look at the way guitarist Munaf Rayani slams the hell out of that tambourine, just moments after taping an Ebow to his squealing guitar. We still can't get over how perfect they recreate their music on stage and how just a four men can conjure such emotion from just three guitars and a drum-kit.
Anyway, we'll stop gushing now and let you get on with watching it yourself. Our only regret is that the video ends before things get even more epic. Still, if you want to watch the entire footage of the gig, you can check it out over at Veoh.
Previous Videos Of The Week:
Rage Against The Machine
Make Good Your Escape
Mumford & Sons
Espers, Woods & The Cave Singers
The Twilight Sad
Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, Kevin Devine
Minus The Bear
Queens Of The Stone Age
Rock Plaza Central
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Death Cab For Cutie
Cold War Kids
Maps & Atlases