EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY announce new album ‘The Wilderness’ to be released 1st April on Bella Union

Following on the recent announcement of an April UK/Ireland tour including a headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY has confirmed a 1st April worldwide release for its new album The Wilderness.

The Wilderness is the band’s sixth album, and first non-soundtrack effort since 2011’s ‘Take Care, Take Care, Take Care’. Arguably the most progressive instrumental rock album since EITS’ 2003 breakthrough ‘The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place’, The Wilderness is a bold, experimental work combining the singular song craft that has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and tickets with the cinematic sensibility that has elevated the band to the level of regard and demand its members enjoy as film composers (Lone Survivor, Manglehorn, Prince Avalanche, Friday Night Lights).

The first Explosions In The Sky album not produced entirely by the band, The Wilderness features long time collaborator (and Grammy-winning producer) John Congleton in a co-producer role for the first time. The band’s most ambitious songs to date branch into unexpected new dimensions accordingly – Exhibit A being “Disintegration Anxiety,” currently streaming on all platforms and available as an instant grat download with all pre-orders. With its cacophonous opening washes that ultimately resolve into a locked groove, “Disintegration Anxiety” marks the rock solid midpoint of an aggressively modern and forward-thinking work.

The Wilderness will be released 1st April on Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Temporary Residence in the US. Album artwork, tracklisting and photo by Nick Simonite below:



The Wilderness tracklisting:

1. Wilderness

2. The Ecstatics

3. Tangle Formations

4. Logic Of A Dream

5. Disintegration Anxiety

6. Losing The Light

7. Infinite Orbit

8. Colors In Space

9. Landing Cliffs

Explosions In The Sky UK/Ireland live shows below:

Tuesday 19th April – GLASGOW – Barrowland tickets

Wednesday 20th April – DUBLIN – Vicar Street tickets

Friday 22nd April – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall tickets

Saturday 23rd April – BRISTOL – Colston Hall tickets

Sunday 24th April – BRIGHTON – Dome Concert Hall tickets

Monday 25th April – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall tickets