Texan post-rockers Explosions in the Sky started their five month long run of gigs around the world this week and the third stop is in Dublin this Saturday (26th January) with support from Eluvium. The show was moved from The Village to Tripod and is now SOLD OUT. It promises to be the last time you’ll catch the band in Ireland for a long time as “after June 2008, we plan on dropping off the face of the earth for awhile” (quote from their website).
The band are also curating ATP in the UK from 16th May to 18th May with the stellar line-up including Broken Social Scene, Iron and Wine, Battles, Dinosaur Jr., Animal Collective, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Four Tet, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead, Ghostface Killah, Silver Jews, Liars, The National, Sunset Rubdown, Stars of the Lid, De la Soul and Saul Williams.
To celebrate our official website launch (Plug: Our first issue in print out March 6th), State Magazine with thanks to Forever Presents has a pair of tickets to giveaway to the show.
All you have to do is leave us a comment below introducing yourself.
We will contact the winner by 4pm on Friday (25th January). Here are a couple of MP3s to sate your appetite.
Explosions in the Sky – Welcome Ghosts from All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007)[audio:http://www.state.ie/mp3/Explosions_in_the_Sky_-_Welcome_Ghosts.mp3]
Explosions in the Sky – Look into the Air from How Strange, Innocence (2000)[audio:http://www.state.ie/mp3/Explosions_in_The_Sky_-_Look_Into_the_Air.mp3]
You can also download a free EP The Rescue from the band’s official website.