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Explosions in the Sky Unveil Video Documenting Jacob van Loon Creating The Wilderness Artwork

In anticipation of Explosions In The Sky’s The Wilderness (out April 1 on Temporary Residence Ltd), 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 (founder of the band’s longtime label Temporary Residence Ltd), 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.

In other news, the band is preparing to kick off what is already proving to be a hot-ticket tour—its presales alone having crashed servers. Having sold out a slew of dates (Austin, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Brussels) and at the behest of extremely popular demand, additional shows have been tacked on for Austin (which now includes a matinee performance), DC and Brussels. See below for all announced dates and be sure to grab your tickets before they disappear as well!

Tour Dates:
03/25/16 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre **Matinee show
03/25/16 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre **Evening show +
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 +
05/02/16 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
05/03/16 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
05/04/16 – San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
05/05/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel +
05/06/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Theatre at The Ace Hotel +
05/07/16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater +
05/09/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/10/16 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/13/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
05/14-15/16 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Fest
05/17/16 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
05/18/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +
05/19/16 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05/20/16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
05/21/16 – Durham, NC – Moogfest
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

+ Sold Out

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