Explosions in the Sky Share Sprawling and Tense Track “Climbing Bear”

Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television), their first soundtrack in seven years, is out October 1.

Explosions in the Sky‘s return to soundtracking—their first film/TV project since 2014’s David Wingo collab Manglehorn—hits close to home. The native Texans’ compositions were used for PBS’ Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas, which premiered earlier this year. Now, the group is sharing that experience as a standalone album called Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television).

The first track they’re releasing from Big Bend is “Climbing Bear.” The group creates a curious, sprawling track with acoustic guitar plucks and tense string details. It’s delightful. Thankfully, there’s 19 more tracks from this thing!

You can listen to “Climbing Bear” below, and pre-order the album—out October 1 via Temporary Residence Limited—here.


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