​Explosions in the Sky Announce 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissues

'How Strange, Innocence' and 'The Rescue' are coming back to wax

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jul 4, 2019

Today marks Explosions in the Sky's 20th anniversary as a band, and to celebrate the occasion, the post-rock outfit have announced two of their early releases are set to be reissued on vinyl. Plus, they are heading out on a 20th anniversary tour.

Coming back to wax are the band's 2000 debut How Strange, Innocence and 2005's The Rescue. Both titles will arrive August 16 via Temporary Residence, and both have been remastered and repackaged.

How Strange, Innocence returns to the format for the first time since 2004. Original pressings have been known to fetch four-figure prices on resale sites such as Discogs. Along with making its vinyl debut, The Rescue will also be available on streaming services for the first time ever.

Both How Strange, Innocence and The Rescue are available for pre-order on coloured and black vinyl. To refresh your memory, you can check out "A Song for Our Fathers" from How Strange, Innocence and "Day Six" from The Rescue below.

As for that tour, Explosions in the Sky will be trekking across the U.S. starting in mid-September. Then in February, the band will head over to Europe and the U.K. to play more 20th anniversary dates. Unfortunately, though, there are no stops scheduled for Canada.

You can view their complete tour schedule over here.

Explosions in the Sky last released The Wilderness in 2016.

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