Explosions in the Sky’s Second Coachella 2012 Set Brings Stargazers to Twitter
A night at Coachella is often about difficult choices, and Friday night (April 20) at this year's festival provided an especially challenging one: the Black Keys, Explosions in the Sky, Atari Teenage Riot or M83. While all these band's schedules don't totally overlap, you must remember that the Coachella grounds are huge, and getting from one stage to another is not a quick journey. Coachella is not a place where you can just browse a selection of bands that happen to be onstage around the same time. When you pick a band, you have to commit.
All of the above are worthy selections, but one band worth committing to is Explosions in the Sky, the post-rock outfit from Texas perhaps best known for soundtracking 'Friday Night Lights.' Somehow the band's transcendent approach to instrumental music was the perfect fit for the former TV drama, and it works just as well on the Coachella stage. But don't take out word for it, check out what the Twitterverse has to say about the band's performance during the second weekend of the festival:
Arriving at Explosions in the Sky right as they play the first note, y'all can't buy destiny like that #COACHELLA
— layla huxtable (@laylology) April 21, 2012
Can't believe I'm voluntary missing Atari teenage riot for explosions in the sky. This is gorgeous
— Allison Corona (@Allison) April 21, 2012
If Mazzy Star plays shoegaze music, then Explosions in the Sky plays stargaze music, and they're certainly out tonight. Look up.
— Fuse TV (@fusetv) April 21, 2012
Explosions in the sky on my birthday. Im so happy instagr.am/p/Jq1EYltXpI/
— Sharon Kwon (@Shaykwon) April 21, 2012
Ah, explosions in the sky, you sound like the climax to every friday night lights episode ever
— Karen Galvez (@karen_g) April 21, 2012
Explosions in the sky more like explosions in my pants #coachella2012
— Jordan Reese (@cosmicdebris87) April 21, 2012
— Jeff Leeds (@jeffleeds) April 21, 2012
Laying in the grass. Listening to explosions in the sky. Soaking up the universe.
— steven parr (@StYveAtLarge) April 21, 2012