Posted in MP3 | music | pictures on July 13, 2009

photos by Bao Nguyen

DOWNLOAD: Mission of Burma - 1, 2, 3, Partyy! (MP3)

Mission of Burma

On October 6, Matador will be releasing Mission Of Burma's fourth studio LP, The Sound The Speed The Light. Recorded in Boston with Bob Weston at the controls, the record is a departure from the pinned-needles roar of 2006's The Obliterati. The new album sounds far more spacious and dynamic. It is more or less divided into 4 sets or suites of 3 songs. Each suite explores a set of moods or colors, across the usual dizzying array of lyrical topics, from alcoholism to fleshly concerns.
The album opener, "1, 2, 3, Partyy!" was also the band's opener at their Williamsburg Waterfront show on June 12th (the JellyNYC 'Pool Party'). An mp3 of that song is above. Pictures from that show are above and below.

Before the album's release, Matador will be putting out a 7-inch single on August 18th with two bonus tracks, "Innermost" and "Here It Comes."

The band has been keeping track of the recording process on their website. On March 22nd, they wrote," And we decided against a couple of album titles: 'The Only Band the Mutters' was one which we, after much deliberation, decided was too obvious. What about 'Mr. Spock?' Uh..."

Album and single artwork, with the rest of the Pool Party pics, below...

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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz introduced the band at this show. Video of that along with a review and the setlist, HERE.

The rest of the pictures from this show are HERE.

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new album art:

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Comments (20)

The new stuff sounded great.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 12:48 PM

I too thought the new stuff sounded terrific. and the band seemed to really be into the new stuff as well, which is a great sign.

i want to echo the comments in the other thread too about the sun. maybe back a ways it was a better angle, but right in front of the stage it was rough. even wearing sunglasses my eyes still hurt a little today. a rolldown screen would solve a lot of the problem.

Posted by yoga | July 13, 2009 1:05 PM

Bao should win some kind of award for that lead photo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:24 PM

if there's a huge show and nobody has any comments about it, did it really happen?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 1:39 PM

MEHssion of BurMEH

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:11 PM

i snuck liquor in thanks to my cargo pants.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:20 PM

Seriously. I wore my cargo shorts as well.

That prohibited list is a lie.
Next week I'm bringing my knives, snakes and bald eagles.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:30 PM

why was Mission of Burma playing as a three piece?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:36 PM

^^Because the fourth member of the band died. That news went overlooked because of Michael Jackson's death.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:46 PM

i thought they added a member. sorry, my bad...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:51 PM

they played as a 4 piece.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:53 PM

Bob Weston wasn't there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:54 PM

Neither was Michael Jackson. What's your point?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:55 PM

Bob Weston WAS there, actually. He was in the sound booth making the loops and doing sound.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 2:59 PM

i was embarrassed of my age group, i was embarrassed of brooklyn, i was just embarrassed all around on sunday. what is up, guys? none of you give a fuck about this tight, awesome band? you'd rather follow around the dipshit with the boombox?

fucking lame.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 4:01 PM

"MEHssion of BurMEH"

is this serious?

besides the fact that the "meh" plague is like some bad high school trend, saying it about mission of burma is just asinine.


Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:22 PM

"why was Mission of Burma playing as a three piece?"

Is this question a joke? MoB were playing as their normal 4 piece. Bob Weston was rocking the 2880 as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 5:33 PM

No "Academy Fight Song" in the set. I have to admit I liked Ponytail better.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 6:56 PM

That's when I reach for MEH revolver

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:23 PM

poor man's matthew herbert.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:10 PM

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