Explosions In The Sky - Trembling Hands

Album cover
Indie, Post-Rock
Temporary Residence Limited
Explosions In The Sky
Trembling Hands
Explosions In The Sky - Trembling Hands Review rating:
3
User rating:
No votes yet

Less than two weeks from the release of Post-Rock giants Explosions in the Sky's "Take Care, Take Care, Take Care" leaves a bit of unrelenting anxiety. To cope, Explosions in the Sky gave fans a free download of the single (if you can call it that) "Trembling Hands". So, you would probably think that four years since their last full-length ("All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone", 2007) would give the band time to prepare for an utterly infallible, perfect piece of Post-Rock artistry ever known to mankind, right? Well, you would have thought wrong. As pure as EITS's intentions may have been to give fans a free download teaser, that's just what it is; a teaser. "Trembling Hands" is the shortest-recorded track to ever be released by EITS. In other words, the gift is a tad half-assed; clocking in at only 3:31.

Nevertheless, "Trembling Hands" is still a solid track, and contains a much more upbeat tempo than most of their previous work. The delay and reverb are still in full effect. However, the track is not characterized by the guitar work, as in most of their tracks, but drummer Chris Hrasky is balls-to-the-wall on "Trembling Hands", beating to the death his snare, and high-hat, until the track eventually whithers to an end. While it's good to see the spotlight on another member, this is not the Explosions in the Sky fans have fallen in love with. Not to say they have to write another "Earth is Not a Cold, Dead Place", but when the atmosphere is jaded, rushed, and chaotic, rather than wistful, relaxing, and catatonic, it's not the signature EITS. We'll wait and see for the full-length, but this track is a bit of a let-down.

Explosions In The Sky is an American instrumental post-rock band, which formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, and Michael James had just moved to Austin from Midland, Texas, and drummer Chris Hrasky had just moved to Austin from Rockford, Illinois.

... read more

Did You Know?

Batman
Batman says... "Modest Mouse has a song titled 'Bukowski' which is about anger at God."

Featured Album

Hawthorne Heights-Hate
Hate
Hawthorne Heights

Recent Interviews

ARIA
ARIA
Tue, September 06, 2011
A Common Year
A Common Year
Thu, September 01, 2011
Mayday Parade
Mayday Parade
Mon, August 22, 2011
Blessthefall
Blessthefall
Tue, August 09, 2011
Stray From the Path
Stray From the Path
Thu, August 04, 2011
The Summer Set
The Summer Set
Wed, July 27, 2011
Psychic Babble
Psychic Babble
Tue, June 28, 2011
Touche Amore
Touche Amore
Fri, June 24, 2011
August Burns Red
August Burns Red
Tue, June 21, 2011
Nocturnal Me
Nocturnal Me
Mon, June 13, 2011
Living With Lions
Living With Lions
Mon, June 13, 2011
Polar Bear Club
Polar Bear Club
Sun, June 12, 2011
The Swellers
The Swellers
Mon, May 23, 2011
Balance And Composure
Balance And Com ...
Sun, May 22, 2011
Protest The Hero
Protest The Hero
Fri, April 29, 2011
Dredg
Dredg
Wed, April 27, 2011
Otep
Otep
Sat, April 23, 2011
Fireworks
Fireworks
Tue, April 12, 2011
Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance
Sun, April 03, 2011
He Is We
He Is We
Sat, March 05, 2011

Powered by Drupal. Eco-friendly hosting provided by Site5 LLC.
All content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons License .