EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY unveil video documenting ‘The Wilderness’ artwork process

In anticipation of Explosions In The Sky’s The Wilderness (out April 1 on Bella Union)the band has teamed up with The Creators Project to proudly premiere a stunning and alluring video capturing renowned artist Jacob van Loon and his process of creating the album artwork. Featuring an exclusive score based on The Wilderness track “The Ecstatics,” the short film vibrantly showcases gently brush-stroked watercolor and painstakingly detailed layers of color through time-lapse. The movie was directed by Jeremy Bird and Jeremy deVine, and filmed by Jacob van Loon.

Explosions In The Sky’s guitarist Mark T. Smith spoke about working with van Loon:

“When we were looking for artwork for our record, we became immediately enthralled with Jacob Van Loon’s stuff. His existing artwork had all those elements we wanted from the concept of the record: a terror, a beauty, a structure, an abstraction, a wildness… but his resulting artwork was largely a surprise to us. It came as a finished piece and we were blown away.”

Fans can catch the premiere now by heading over to The Creators Project or the band’s Vimeo:

‘The Wilderness’ is available to buy now on special edition vinyl from the Bella Union store.

See below for all announced UK/EU dates and be sure to grab your tickets before they disappear!



04/19/16 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland

04/20/16 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street

04/22/16 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

04/23/16 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall

04/24/16 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome

04/25/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall +

06/02-04/16 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound

06/06/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

06/07/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique +

06/08/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique

06/09/16 – Paris, France – Trianon

06/13/16 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (with Low as Special Guest)

06/14/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns

06/15/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset

06/17/16 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret

06/20/16 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys

06/21/16 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik

06/22/16 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks

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