Explosions in the Sky announce ‘Big Bend’ soundtrack (listen to “Climbing Bear”)
PBS nature documentary Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas premiered earlier this year, and is a film that roams the "Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande’s Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions." For the soundtrack, they tapped Texas bandExplosions in the Sky, whose sound is as wide open as Big Bend itself.
The Big Bend soundtrack has now been expanded and is being released as an album, out October 1 via Temporary Residence Limited. It's the band's first film score since 2014's Manglehorn and their first release since their 2016 album The Wilderness. They've taken what were just song cues in the film and turned them into something bigger, something even more Explosions in the Sky. "Climbing Bear" has their signature sweep, and you can listen to that, and watch the Big Bend trailer, below.
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EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY - Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television) tracklist:
2. Climbing Bear
8. Stories in Stone
11. Owl Hunting
13. Big Horns
16. Pallid Bats
17. Rains Legacy
18. Bird Family
20. Human History