All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
Label: Temporary Residence Ltd.
This West Texas band sets off a barrage of musical fireworks that is both majestic and heartbreaking. The album title alone (All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone) is the perfect setting for this lonesome roar -- with fitful phrasing that initiates a cloudburst of percussion and guitar that subsides to pin-drop hushed electricity. Explosions in the Sky vent enough moody instrumental drama that the idea of lyrics simply becomes irrelevant, proven by the spine-tingling "It's Natural To Be Afraid" and the beyond-words beauty of the closing track "So Long, Lonesome."