Explosions In The Sky's music has become an integral part of
countless film and television programs (most notably Friday
Night Lights and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly); David
Gordon Green is an internationally renowned, impressively
eclectic filmmaker (Pineapple Express, Snow Angels); and
David Wingo is a highly acclaimed film composer (Mud, Take
Shelter) and leader of acclaimed indie-rock group, Ola
Podrida. They've all become very close friends, and that
tight-knit friendship spawned Green's stirring new film, Prince
While watching the Super Bowl together, EITS drummer Chris
Hrasky casually suggested that Green use the scorched
landscape of Bastrop State Park in Bastrop, TX as the
backdrop for a film. Green took the suggestion and ran with it,
remaking the Icelandic indie comedy Either Way into an
understated dramatic comedy starring Paul Rudd and Emile
Hirsch. In keeping with the low-key,
under-the-Hollywood-radar nature of the film, Green tapped
Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo to score the film.
In the spirit of the filmmaking process, the soundtrack to Prince
Avalanche is a casual affair, an earnest collaboration amongst
friends recorded entirely in the living rooms of its composers.
Much like the film, the soundtrack stitches dozens of tiny
moments of heartfelt brilliance into an emotionally resonant
whole far more expansive than its intimate roots might imply.
Explosions In The Sky excel at making even the most
mundane moments in everyday life seem downright revelatory.
David Wingo and David Gordon Green have made careers
out of pulling off similar feats in film. It was only a matter of
time before these guys all collaborated, and Prince Avalanche
delivers on the inspired expectations of such a union.