Preview Explosions in the Sky’s Score for Paul Rudd’s ‘Prince Avalanche,’ Briefly
"Wading" clip sets instrumental hum over nature footage
The first taste of Explosions in the Sky’s upcoming score for Paul Rudd vehicle Prince Avalanche has arrived via Rolling Stone, and it’s — well, it’s mostly really short. The sub-two-minute clip from the instrumental rockers’ score with composer David Wingo is a serene instrumental set to time-lapsed footage of a forest scarred by fire. A flame-like crackle persists behind the atmospheric hum of the music, which sounds like it could go on like this forever or explode in a grandiose climax, depending on what happens beyond the all-too-brief trailer video.
In any event, this snippet comes from “Wading,” the ninth track on the 15-track score, due out via Temporary Residence on August 6. Prince Avalanche hits theaters and digital retailers on August 9. It’s directed by David Gordon Green, who has previously worked with Wingo (also of Ola Podrida) on such films as 2011’s The Sitter, 2007’s Snow Angels, and 2000’s George Washington. The “isolated landscape” of Prince Avalanche’s IMDB description should be a natural film-score assignment for the Texas band whose music was inextricable from TV’s Friday Night Lights.