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Explosions in the Sky share magical new stop-motion video for “The Ecstatics” — watch

In continued support of one of 2016's best albums, The Wilderness

    Ahead of their North American spring tour, post-rock titans Explosions in the Sky have unveiled a new music video for “The Ecstatics”, a highlight off last year’s excellent The Wilderness album.

    Directed by Hayley Morris (Iron & Wine, Pure Bathing Culture), the clip is a visually magical stop-motion journey into the mind. “I immediately thought of the beautiful chaos that is in the mind space and how that space has a multitude of transitions, whether it’s a transition from life to death or going from unknowing to knowing,” Morris told Fast Company of her thought process behind the visual, which makes use of paper, translucent materials, and hand-blown glass.

    “When you listen to their music, you can feel the vibration of the guitar and the drums — it’s a very human experience,” she added. “And stop-motion is a very human art form. Everything you see on the screen was handcrafted — I’m actually touching every single image and making it move.”

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    Watch it up above.

    Explosions in the Sky 2017 Tour Dates:
    04/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    04/07 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
    04/08 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
    04/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
    04/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
    04/12 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
    04/13 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    04/14 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    04/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    04/16 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    04/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
    04/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
    04/21 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
    04/22 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
    04/23 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
    04/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
    04/26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
    04/27 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center
    04/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    04/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

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