photos by Erik Erikson
"...It's time to stop calling Mission of Burma an "influential band"...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.
...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]
More pictures from Brooklyn show are below.
Mission of Burma