Boston-based band Mission of Burma is undoubtedly one of America’s best post-punk groups. Angular and obtuse yet melodically accessible, the quartet crafted a nervy, shifting and at times brutal sonic attack that was extremely visceral. The songs are terse and taut, but textured with processed guitar feedback and tape manipulation and often extend into mesmerizing, controlled rhythmic jams. The band’s early output, albeit small, remains as some of the most original and inspired post-punk ever recorded.
Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1979, Mission of Burma initially consisted of guitarist Roger Miller, bassist Clint Conley, and drummer Peter Prescott. Miller and Conley had previously played in a group called Moving Parts. After that band... Read More