Video Spotlight: “Postcard From 1952” by Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky fans,

Take a break from the workaday humdrum to espy your favorite quartet’s new music video for “Postcard From 1952,” shot by Annie Gunn and Pete Simonite.  For the uninitiated, “Postcard” is a track from Explosion’s latest album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, released by Temporary Residence in April 2011.  Wistful, gorgeous and lulling, it is not to be missed.

If I may opine, the filmmakers’ slow-motion cinematography succeeds at casting a warm sunbeam of ’50s-era nostalgia.  Aesthetically, it’s reminiscent of the effect Terrence’s Malick’s The Tree of Life might have on viewers familiar with the era.  Even if you’ve never been taken by Explosions before (or even the postrock genre at large), this video may prove an exception — there’s little doubt that Explosion’s take on symphonic rock pairs well with the photography on display here.

Aspiring filmmakers may also be interested in watching the making of the music video itself, embedded below for your viewing convenience.  Enjoy, postrockers, and have an epic weekend!


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