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- Posted on Jun 25th 2009 4:00PM by Mike Ayers
To that end, on June 27, Explosions in the Sky kick off their tenth anniversary tour at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Looking back, the band has had a lot of good times but one in particular seems to have been the pinnacle so far. "The first thing that comes to mind is curating [2008's] All Tomorrow's Parties," drummer Christopher Hrasky tells Spinner. "That whole weekend still seems sort of unreal, sort of like a dream. I also think a lot about the more day-to-day events in the life of the band. Being able to travel all over and meet people and make friends in far away places. We realize how lucky we are in that respect. It's comforting to know that we can go to Tokyo or Moscow or Flint, Michigan, and see people we love."
As for the low points the band has experienced, it doesn't come in the form of low paying gigs, endless time in a van away from family and friends, but instead they experience their biggest growing pains when they're sitting down to write. "The lowest points seem to spring forth whenever we start working on new songs," Hrasky says. "We always go through this sort of confused period where we don't feel like we know what we're doing or how we might even go about doing it. Every time we set out to write a new record we basically feel like we're starting over and it takes us a long time to build up any confidence in ourselves. We've been struggling with that for the last few months, actually. But it seems like the skies are starting to brighten a bit as of late."
That said, the band is currently in one of those moments; they told us recently that new material is in the works but nothing is definite as far as a completed album. That's OK. We'll take a tour.