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Explosions in the Sky to unveil new album, 'Take Care, Take Care, Take Care' at Hollywood Forever with sound and art installations

March 29, 2011 |  9:42 am

Fans missing out on Explosions in the Sky’s sold-out show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on April 30 still have one big reason to knock at death's door. On April 23 from 8-11 p.m., epic instrumental songs from the band’s forthcoming album will be the soundtrack to a wandering art installation on the cemetery grounds.

“Take Care: 6 Visual Interpretations” consists of works by six visual artists, each piece created to represent one of the six cathartic, mini-symphonies on the Texas quartet’s long-awaited new album, “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” (out April 26 in the U.S.). All six songs will be premiered on loudspeakers at locations throughout the cemetery, along with the work of art inspired by each song.

The visual artists creating work for the event include Matt Amato, Matthew Lessner, James Fields, Jesse Fleming, Chris Lipomi and Alexis Disselkoen. Tickets are free in limited supply, and RSVP is required. Considering that the band’s performance at Hollywood Forever sold out within 72 hours, Explosion’s ticket-grabbing L.A. fan base breaks down into two camps: the quick and the dead.

-- Nate Jackson

Photo: Explosions in the Sky. Credit: Nick Simonite