Posted in music on January 22, 2008
Mission of Burma @ MHOW, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 19, 2008 (Bryan Buchman)
One year ago to the day, we last saw Mission of Burma in New York at Irving Plaza. Our recording of that show is available at archive.org (here). It became clear at that show that Mission of Burma was not just another 80’s legend reforming to capture past magic. This is a working band whose recent output is as compelling as its classic material. Last night, the newer material dominated the setlist and powered an ear-shattering blast of sonic post-punk by its virtual inventors. [NYCTAPER taped it]Also, "Matador is pleased to reissue Mission Of Burma’s classic Ace Of Hearts recordings. Fully remastered from the original tapes by producer Rick Harte and Sterling Sound’s George Marino, said reissues include new 32 page booklets featuring interviews with Rick Harte and the band…along with the following bonus bits..."