Tag: Mission of Burma

Holly Anderson, poet and artist who wrote Mission of Burma’s ‘Mica,’ 1955-2017

Holly Anderson, poet and artist who wrote Mission of Burma’s ‘Mica,’ 1955-2017

Holly Anderson, the poet and artist whose “White Story” — which she once described as “an anthem to being disconnected” — was turned into the Mission of Burma song “Mica” on the band’s 1982 debut album Vs., died last week, according to the St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press.

Watch: The Sisters of Mercy play ‘Walk Away’ for first time in 32 years, cover Mission of Burma

Watch: The Sisters of Mercy play ‘Walk Away’ for first time in 32 years, cover Mission of Burma

The Sisters of Mercy opened their month-long European tour with a two-night stand at London’s Roundhouse on Friday and Saturday nights, offering setlists that traded in the band’s most well-known material and some rarities, including covers of Mission of Burma and Link Wray, and rare performances of two 1984 singles.

Mission of Burma preview new song ‘Panic is No Option’ head of West Coast dates

Mission of Burma preview new song ‘Panic is No Option’ head of West Coast dates

Reformed post-punk legends Mission of Burma hit the West Coast of the U.S. later this week for a four-date tour that includes an appearance at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival, and, ahead of that, they’ve treated fans to a bit of new music in the form of this rehearsal video.

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

The Replacements’ reunion train continues to roll on, and now will hit the Pacific Northwest late this summer as Seattle’s Bumbershoot this week announced its 2014 lineup, which will feature the ‘Mats, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, The Afghan Whigs, Jonathan Richman, The Dream Syndicate and more.

Riot Fest 2013: Violent Femmes, Blondie, Mission of Burma, X, Dinosaur Jr, Peter Hook

Riot Fest 2013: Violent Femmes, Blondie, Mission of Burma, X, Dinosaur Jr, Peter Hook

Chicago’s Riot Fest — set for Sept. 13-15 in the Windy City’s Humboldt Park — tonight unveiled its jam-packed lineup, which includes Violent Femmes, Blondie, Black Flag spinoff FLAG, Motorhead, Bad Religion, Dinosaur Jr, X, Bob Mould, Bad Brains, The Selecter, Mission of Burma and more.

New releases: Mission of Burma, Pulp, The Damned, The Jam, ex-Throbbing Gristle

New releases: Mission of Burma, Pulp, The Damned, The Jam, ex-Throbbing Gristle

This week’s new releases include a best-of from Mission of Burma, a vintage live album from Pulp, a box set collecting The Jam’s six studio albums, an expanded reissue of The Damned’s debut album and the U.S. release of the final Throbbing Gristle work.

Mission of Burma to receive new 2CD best-of ahead of catalog reissue series

Mission of Burma to receive new 2CD best-of ahead of catalog reissue series

The U.K.’s Fire Records next month will release a new 2CD career-spanning overview of resurrected Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma, compiling 29 tracks from both halves of the band’s career to serve both as an introduction and a preface to the label’s upcoming full-catalog reissue series.

Video: Mission of Burma, ‘Semi-Pseudo-Sort-of Plan’ — track off ‘Unsound’ album

Video: Mission of Burma, ‘Semi-Pseudo-Sort-of Plan’ — track off ‘Unsound’ album

Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma released Unsound — their fifth studio album and fourth post-reunion effort — last July, but here’s the first video off the record, a clip for the song “Semi-Pseudo-Sort-of Plan” that premiered Wednesday over at Pitchfork. Check it out right here.

Linkage: Stone Roses, Johnny Marr, Modern English’s Robbie Grey, Mission of Burma

Linkage: Stone Roses, Johnny Marr, Modern English’s Robbie Grey, Mission of Burma

Our latest collection of links includes a report The Stone Roses will release a new album in 2013, plus interviews with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, frontman Robbie Grey of the recently reunited Modern English and members of Mission of Burma, who just released a new album, ‘Unsound.’

New releases: English Beat, Mark Gardener & Robin Guthrie, Mission of Burma, Duran Duran

New releases: English Beat, Mark Gardener & Robin Guthrie, Mission of Burma, Duran Duran

This week’s new releases include a new 5CD box set and single-disc best-of from The English Beat, a new album from Mission of Burma (‘Unsound’), a single from Ride’s Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins, a new Bananarama CD/DVD best-of and the U.S. release of Duran Duran’s ‘A Diamond in the Mind.’

The Week in Rock: July 1-7, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 1-7, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Midnight Oil, The Stone Roses, John Lydon, This Mortal Coil, The Specials, Pet Shop Boys, World Party, Mission of Burma, The Smiths and more — plus the latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Unsound’ — full album on Spotify ahead of July 10 release

Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Unsound’ — full album on Spotify ahead of July 10 release

Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma will release Unsound — their fifth studio album and fourth post-reunion effort — next Tuesday, but the folks at Fire Records are launching the record early on Spotify. If you’re registered with the streaming service, you should be able to listen to the full 11-track album via the player here.

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

This week’s installment of The Week in Rock features news about Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, Robyn Hitchcock, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.

Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Second Television’ — 2nd track from ‘Unsound’

Stream: Mission of Burma, ‘Second Television’ — 2nd track from ‘Unsound’

Mission of Burma are previewing their new album Unsound with a double A-side digital single that’s due out June 25, two weeks before the record arrives. We’ve already brought you a stream of one side, ‘Dust Devil,’ a Roger Miller-penned track. So here’s the flip side: Clint Conley’s ‘Second Television.’