Beautiful third video from Take Care, Take Care, Take Care directed by Peter Simonite, the second unit cinematographer on The Tree of Life.

(Source: rebecasolares)

Favorite Concerts of 2011


1. 6/10/11 - My Morning Jacket at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN

Waiting it out for a spot in the pit was the best decision I made all festival. A small price to pay for the best live band of our generation.


2. 1/29/11 - The Dismemberment Plan - Webster Hall, NYC, NY

After waiting nearly 10 years, I finally got the nerve to jump on stage during “Ice of Boston” (second photo above) and did not regret it one bit.

3. 10/31/11 - M83 at Moogfest - Asheville, NC

Only a 1.5 hour set at Moog Fest, but “Intro” and “Midnight City” sounded amazing even though by that point I was thoroughly worn out from the amazing weekend.

4. 9/30/11 - Explosions in the Sky - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

Texas and/or post rock forever. So so good, and at one of my favorite venues ever too.

5. 10/28/11 - The Field at Moogfest - Asheville, NC

So glad I left Moby early to catch The Field before TV on the Radio. Hypnotic and groovy as hell. The kind of show why I’m glad I went to Moog Fest.

Link to Concerts 2011 Flickr set

My 2011 concert list:

1/25/11 - Girl Talk - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
1/29/11 - The Dismemberment Plan - Webster Hall, NYC, NY
4/3/11 - Explosions in the Sky - Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
4/7/11 - Futurebirds - The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
4/9/11 - The Avett Brothers - Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
4/14/11 - The Whigs - Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
4/20/11 - Wavves - Dixie’s Tavern, Charlotte, NC 
5/17/11 - The Flaming Lips - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
6/9/11-6/12/11 - Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN (Futurebirds, Wavves, School of Seven Bells, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, The Walkmen, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Bassnectar, Lil’ Wayne, Ratatat, Man Man, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Smith Westerns, Iron & Wine, The Strokes)
8/21/11 - My Morning Jacket, Neko Case - Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheatre, Charlotte, NC
9/12/11 - TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
9/30/11 - Explosions in the Sky, Wye Oak - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
10/13/11 - Futurebirds - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC
10/28/11-10/31/11 - Moogfest - Asheville, NC (The Antlers, Moby, The Field, Flying Lotus, TV on the Radio, Dan Deacon, CANT, Crystal Castles, The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Battles, M83, Neon Indian, James Murphy, Passion Pit)
11/17/11 - Megafaun - The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
11/23/11 - The Airborne Toxic Event - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

Last Weekend: Explosions in the SkyThe Orange Peel, 9/30/11, Asheville, NC
Definitely one of the best shows I’ve seem from them. They played for about an hour-and-a-half almost nonstop, and “Greet Death” was even more of a monster live than it usually is. Texas and/or post-rock forever.
More photos here.

Last Weekend: Explosions in the Sky
The Orange Peel, 9/30/11, Asheville, NC

Definitely one of the best shows I’ve seem from them. They played for about an hour-and-a-half almost nonstop, and “Greet Death” was even more of a monster live than it usually is. Texas and/or post-rock forever.

More photos here.

Explosions in the Sky - “Be Comfortable, Creature”

An orange creature
Thrifts, makes a diorama,
Paints, yearns for his mate

Wye Oak - “Holy Holy” (via)

Not too familiar with the band, but they are opening for Explosions in the Sky when I see them in Asheville on 9/30. Heard good things, so may have to get there earlier to check them out, providing that Kenny and I (and maybe Susong?) a) get in town at a decent time and b) don’t lose track of time at our pre-Asheville concert tradition of going to The Bier Garten beforehand (since 2005).

Explosions in the Sky - “Postcards from 1952” (Live on Letterman)

An abbreviated but still effective performance from Letterman last week. So glad I will get to see these guys for a second time this year (could have been three had they not been scheduled opposite The Strokes at Bonnaroo - wtf, mate?). Besides seeing them again, here’s also why I am excited: I will get to see one of my favorite bands in one of my favorite cities (Asheville) in one of my favorite venues (The Orange Peel).

Linkdown: 6/29/30

- Can’t wait to read this: From West Texas to the Billboard 200: An Explosions in the Sky oral history

- Could there be a Rocketeer sequel?

- Could there be a "Party Down" movie?

- A guest list of current favorites from Washed Out

- New Wilco album and tour date announced

- Flavorwire’s 10 underrated 2011 albums we apparently need to hear

- Another recommended podcast listen from All Songs Considered: some favorite musical discoveries in 2011

Explosions in the Sky - “Last Known Surroundings”

First video ever by the band.

Linkdown: 6/23/11

- "Louie" returns for season 2 tonight, and is "darker and smarter than ever" according to Alan Sepinwall

- In case you were wondering, the Elijah Wood comedy "Wilfred" premieres before “Louie” and also got a favorable review

- AV Club is revisiting "Arrested Development" this summer and recaps two episodes from season 1 this week

- Jamie Foxx gets the lead in Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained

- A gallery of images from a new coffee table book of cult movie art

- Explosions in the Sky's first video ever is for “Last Known Surroundings”

- Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums of 2011 So Far

Unboxing the latest Explosions in the Sky 2xLP, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Unboxing the latest Explosions in the Sky 2xLP, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Explosions in the Sky - “Greet Death” - A decent quality video from their awesome show in Charlotte the other week (h/t Avent)

Explosions in the Sky @ Amos’ Southend, 4/3/11, Charlotte, NC
In what kicked off a nice stretch of concerts (this show on Sunday, Futurebirds on Thursday, and Avett Brothers on Saturday), Explosions in the Sky made a (somewhat) unexpected stop in Charlotte to a packed Amos’ Southend. And they treated the crowd to an intense set of material from their four albums, playing almost nonstop for about an hour and 15 minutes. The band has always been one to let their music speak for them, and on this night they only paused for cheers between songs. Highlights for me included starting the set with “We’re Explosions in the Sky and we’re from Texas” and then launching into “Postcards from 1952” off their latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (which I’m not ashamed to admit gave me goosebumps) and the ever-awesome “Greet Death,” the song that made me instantly fall in love with them in 2001. Simply an uplifting night of beautiful music, and I look forward to seeing them again at Bonnaroo in two months.
Setlist (via QC Vibes)

Postcard from 1952The Birth and Death of the DayYour Hand in MineLast Known SurroundingsThe Only Moment We Were AloneCatastrophe and the CureLet Me Back InGreet DeathTrembling Hands

Explosions in the Sky @ Amos’ Southend, 4/3/11, Charlotte, NC

In what kicked off a nice stretch of concerts (this show on Sunday, Futurebirds on Thursday, and Avett Brothers on Saturday), Explosions in the Sky made a (somewhat) unexpected stop in Charlotte to a packed Amos’ Southend. And they treated the crowd to an intense set of material from their four albums, playing almost nonstop for about an hour and 15 minutes. The band has always been one to let their music speak for them, and on this night they only paused for cheers between songs. Highlights for me included starting the set with “We’re Explosions in the Sky and we’re from Texas” and then launching into “Postcards from 1952” off their latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (which I’m not ashamed to admit gave me goosebumps) and the ever-awesome “Greet Death,” the song that made me instantly fall in love with them in 2001. Simply an uplifting night of beautiful music, and I look forward to seeing them again at Bonnaroo in two months.

Setlist (via QC Vibes)

Postcard from 1952
The Birth and Death of the Day
Your Hand in Mine
Last Known Surroundings
The Only Moment We Were Alone
Catastrophe and the Cure
Let Me Back In
Greet Death
Trembling Hands


blackoutcurtain:

Jam of the Day:

Postcards from 1952 by Explosions in the Sky

From the new EITS album. You’re welcome.

Like Kenneth, I’m definitely feeling this track. So can’t wait to see them in Charlotte on 4/3.

Explosions in the Sky - “Trembling Hands”

Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
April 26 on Temporary Residence 

Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

April 26 on Temporary Residence