Just yesterday I asked myself, “I wonder if Explosions in the Sky will ever release another album?”
Thanks to the power of the Internet…and evidently a lot of luck, I got my answer on Monday.
The band posted a brand new song titled “Disintegration Anxiety” on Twitter along with the news that the band’s 7th studio album is set to be called The Wilderness and will be available everywhere April 1st… that is unless this is all just an early and cleverly planed April fools joke.
If the album is a real thing, it would be the Austin Texas band’s first LP since 2011’s Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. Since then, the band has been occupying their time writing scores for three movies: Prince Avalanche (2013,) Lone Survivor (2013) and Manglehorn (2014.)
Explosions in the Sky have always been successful at generating strong emotions through their music. “Disintegration Anxiety” is no exception to this, opening with 45 seconds of heavily distorted drums and modulation. The track then evolves into an undulating sprawl of pulsing guitar, thick bass and a continuation of the distorted drums. The song evokes strong feeling of a mind disintegrating as it is struck with strong anxiety. In the YouTube video released with the song a man can be seen sitting at a computer desk in an apartment. As the song carries on the image becomes greatly distorted, perhaps suggesting that the man has lost his mind.
Luke Williams grew up a fan of punk and pop punk in a field of cows just outside of Barrie, Ontario. You can follow him on Twitter @musicwithluke