What took Explosions In The Sky so long between albums? It’s a fair question.
One of them got married. One of them has had two kids since the last album. One of them has had panic attacks.
They made at least 50 demos, and that’s probably a conservative estimate. And ended up with six songs.
All of the songs came from the demos that they had worked on in the previous three years, demos that they had gone away from, and then come back to, and then expanded.
In september of 2010, they drove out to a studio called sonic ranch, 20 miles east of el paso. They spent almost two weeks out there with their friend John Congleton, who recorded the album. It is a pretty great place, with five studios and a pet raccoon on a huge pecan ranch. When that was finished, they went back home to Austin and mixed the album at a studio called public hi-fi. And finally they mastered the album in New York City with Greg Calbi. They are pretty ecstatic with how it turned out.