Explosions in The Sky is a post rock band recommended by one of my friends Armand Tanzarian. Their album "The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place" released in 2003 is considered as one of the genre-defining albums of its time. Similar to the likes of Mogwai, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Sigur Ros, the band plays concise and progressive music, both instrumental and distinct in style.
The track featured below, "Your Hand In Mine", feels constantly in flux, growing and transforming with every note. Using a simple combination of guitars and drums, it is upbeat, progressive and hopeful, yet not having too much of a joyful mood to it. The track is great in the sense that it manages to conjure up feelings and imagery of hope.
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
1. First Breath After Coma
2. The Only Moment We Were Alone
3. Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean
5. Your Hand In Mine (mp3)
If you like their track, don't forget to check out their official site for the latest news and more downloads from the band.