The one band that I had never seen that played Governors Ball was Texas heroes Explosions in the Sky. Best known for scoring the movie version of Friday Night Lights, the all-instrumental rock band delivers the fire. If Texas is known for honky tonk and country-western, then EITS soundtracks the mythology of Texas -- the power and the majesty. You can't help but thinking of the plains, the mountains and the storms of the state when listening to the band.
- Catastrophe and the Cure
- Postcard From 1952
- The Birth and Death of the Day
- Your Hand in Mine
- Let Me Back In
- The Only Moment We Were Alone
You have to be in the right mindset to listen to Explosions in the Sky. You need to be out in the world, hiking, biking, shooting cattle. Since each song is epic in nature, you need something that is visually stimulating to accompany their soundscape. I think that's why I was somewhat bored watching them on stage. It was just three guys playing guitar for 50 minutes. You really do need something to keep your eyes busy because looking at a bunch of dudes not singing and just swaying back and forth isn't my idea of life-fulfilling live experience.