Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller talked to St. Louis, MO’s Riverfront Times in an in-depth interview about not only the band’s past, but also it’s first Missouri shows in over twenty years, and the upcoming album with Fire Records, Unsound, due out July 9th. Read the interview here
Mission of Burma today announced that their upcoming LP will be called Unsound, and its release date is set for July 9, 2012. Pitchfork.com exclusively premiered a stream of album track, “Dust Devil,” which you can listen to HERE.
Mission of Burma have announced they will be releasing their fifth studio album this July. One of their most ambitious, progressive and vibrant albums to date, the record will receive a worldwide release on Fire Records. Stay tuned for more info to come soon.
On December 15th, Clint Conley of Mission of Burma will be performing a few songs with Jeff Conolly for the Christmas Cavalcade, an annual concert benefitting the Somerville homeless coalition. For a suggested donation of $20, you can catch a slew of great performers and donate to a great cause. The event will be held at Johnny D’s in Somerville.
Mission of Burma have confirmed a pair of shows at Brighton Music Hall for January 20th and 21st, 2012. These will be the band’s first shows in Boston since January 2010.
A small number of tickets have been reserved for an exclusive fan pre-sale, which will begin tomorrow, November 2 at 10AM local time. Follow the links below to get your tickets.
Jan. 20, 2012 :: Mission of Burma @ Brighton Music Hall :: Pre-Sale
Jan. 21, 2012 :: Mission of Burma @ Brighton Music Hall :: Pre-Sale
German label World IN Sound has re released the Sproton Layer album With Magnetic Fields Disrupted, originally recorded by Roger Miller and his two younger brothers, Laurence and Benjamin, in 1970. Along with a remastered CD, the re release features a 20 page full color booklet, detailing the history of the band, photos, journal entries, and drawings.
Sproton Layer was a psychedelic rock group from Ann Arbor, Michigan, thriving primarily between 1968 and 1970. Originally called “Freak Trio,” the band found their niche after becoming addicted to Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn, which greatly influenced their psychedelic rock sound. Michael Azerrad described the recordings as, “a valuable document of an amazing band that sounded like Syd Barrett fronting Cream.” Though the boys were only 16 – 18 when this album was recorded, they crafted a mature experimentation into the realm of psych rock. You can check out part of two of the tracks and download an order form by clicking the spinning vinyl here!
Mission of Burma announces new show as part of the “Free Summer Sunday” Beach Party Music Series in NYC on August 7th. Presented in association with the Seaport Music Festival on Pier 17 and the RiverRocks Series on Pier 54, this six-week concert series, booked for July 10th through August 14th, will include musical acts such as The Ravonettes, Swirlies, and more. Mission of Burma will take the stage at 3pm at the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club along the East River in lower Manhattan. The concert is free and will take place on Beekman’s 200-ton sandy beach overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. The show is limited to 1,100 people so get there early when doors open at 11:30 am. 21 and older only.