Posted in music | pictures on January 25, 2012

photos by Erik Erikson

Mission of Burma

"...It's time to stop calling Mission of Burma an "influential band"...

...Of course they are influential, but did you suffer ear trauma and go deaf right before May 2004? Burma tipped their musical output scales towards NEW compared to OLD in 2009!...

About eight or nine songs in [to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show on 1/19], I turned to my cousin and my girlfriend, (the usual Burma crew: we've probably seen Burma together eight or nine times) and I said, "They haven't played any OLD OLD songs yet ... Fuck influential!"

Mixed into that were NEW NEW songs that haven't come out yet and I imagine are on the new record that Burma recently finished recording and I expect to come out some time after the ground thaws. They played six brand spanking new songs by my count... and a few of the new songs were a lot louder and more chaotic than anything on The Sound The Speed The Light. Drummer Peter Prescott had a lyric sheet in front of him and roared behind the kit for two of the new songs, which makes me think the new album may be more like The Obliterati, which was heavy on Presscott singing songs. But I won't even really think about it until it comes out because every Burma album is its own." -[ShortWaveRockin]

Mission of Burma played Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 19th with Eula and Static Jacks, followed by a pair of Boston shows at Brighton Music Hall on the following two days. As stated above and on their website, Mission of Burma is currently working on their new LP, though so far no details have been revealed.

More pictures from Brooklyn show are below.

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Comments (31)

Awesome show.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:18 PM

BootyBeats!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:22 PM

Roger Miller rules.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:24 PM

Love Mission of Burma, one of my favorite bands ever. Eula, eehhhh, seen 'em two or three times, not a big fan of what they do. Static Jacks, that stuff looks douchey as shit. Buy a new shirt or something.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:30 PM

Hillary Clinton just went on a Mission to Burma.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:32 PM

The new songs killed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:34 PM

Mission of Burma's music is intelligent, and loud as fuck.

Posted by Fan | January 25, 2012 4:38 PM

They played Max Earnst and This is not a Photograph.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 4:59 PM

great photos!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 5:12 PM

pissed i had to miss this. but i saw them this past summer and they were awesome. looking forward to the new record and the next show!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 5:16 PM

Reviewer's right - Mission of Burma play precious few old songs these days; why I haven't gone to see them in the past few years.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 5:41 PM

you're crazy. the new stuff is great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 5:43 PM

Pissed I missed this as well. I've seen them about 12 times over the past few years though, and they play plenty of old stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 5:53 PM

Burma rules.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 6:07 PM

At MHoW, I remember they played Einstein's Day, Academy Fight Song, Mica, That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate. But the new stuff is great, especially the Obliterati.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 6:40 PM

One of my favorite bands of all time - so thankful I've been able to see them multiple times since they reformed.

Looking forward to the new LP!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 7:12 PM

Yes Mission of Burma's music is intelligent unlike the sausage fest clones.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 7:16 PM

I love this band. They get better every time I see them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 7:40 PM

That has to be about the coolest looking bass I have ever seen.

Posted by Joshua Sanders | January 25, 2012 10:13 PM

they played plenty of old stuff the 5 times i've seen them so far. of course seeing them play VS front to back was incredible. but they've been great every single time and the new stuff is fantastic. it's a true pleasure to see these guys right now in their renaissance so to speak. gonna be a sad day when they hang it up but with a new record coming out this year, i'm just going to enjoy the ride!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 10:57 PM

House has a band?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2012 11:13 PM

EULA's fucking awesome. it was so great to see such a rad local up-and-coming band open up for MOB

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 7:43 AM

Mission of Burma never suck

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 8:20 AM

they've been playing these new songs for the past year

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 8:21 AM

Roger Miller rules.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 8:30 AM

Bob Weston is a great sound man.

Posted by Jiff | January 26, 2012 8:30 AM

Nothing quite like a Burma show and nailing a couple tweens afterward! I love MoB and young snatch!

Posted by Eric M. Van | January 26, 2012 8:32 AM

there's many men that smoke but Fu Manchu!

Posted by George in NJ | January 26, 2012 1:11 PM

Bob typically is a great sound man but I have to say the sound was muddled for the show, not his best work. Way to mid-rangey and compressed sounding. Snare was too low...
Still better than most.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2012 1:26 PM

EULA ruled!!!

Posted by muzugu | January 26, 2012 1:31 PM

yes o yes

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 2:26 PM

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