Explosions in the Sky

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For Explosions in the Sky, formerly known as Breaker Morant, the route to fame and fortune started out over pizza and chit-chat shared with an unnamed Illinois transplant to Austin, Texas, during a schedule meeting at a restaurant in 1999. The band, composed of Mark Smith, Michael James, Manaf Rayni, and Chris Hrasky, were inspired by Mogwai and Dirty Three. Their aim is to wrap the attention and emotions of the audience around their little fingers. Fortune smiled on Explosions in the Sky when their music video caught the attention of a Baltimore recording outfit. The unique style of Explosions in the Sky is their instruments-only musical style, harking back to indie and underground genre, features no lead musician or composer since for them it's a group thing generated by three guitars and a drum kit. Credit for their current name grew out of a remark made by Hrasky while watching a fireworks display following an early gig. Songs from Explosions' debut album, "How Strange Innocence" garnered a festival award for them at at an Austin Film Festival resulting from the use of a rehearsal clip in the movie, Cicadas. In 2002, Explosions appeared as the lead-off band for a U.S., tour by Fugazi. Explosions in the Sky has also performed in concert at Amos Southend in Charlotte, North Carolina. YouTube Url http.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLw1-CBfEuo