Post-punk legends Mission of Burma hit Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago to play the Fun Fun Fun Fest, and while they were in town, the band dropped by the studios of WOXY.com — newly relocated from Cincinnati — to record a few tracks at the station for broadcast.
Three of those songs — “After the Rain” and “Good Cheer,” both from the new album The Sound The Speed The Light, plus “Devotion,” which WOXY says is “a song that’s been ‘in development’ for nearly 25 years” — and an interview can now be downloaded as MP3s. The band also played a cover of The Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” which WOXY couldn’t legally offer for download.
The band performed a spate of shows this fall in support of its third post-comeback album, and is scheduled to play a half-dozen East Coast concerts in January and February.
Download Mission of Burma’s WOXY session and see tour dates after the jump…
Mission of Burma tour dates:
Jan. 15: Paradise, Boston, MA
Jan. 16: Paradise, Boston, MA
Jan. 29: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Jan. 30: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Feb. 20: The Black Cat, Washington, DC
Feb. 21: First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: Mission of Burma’s ‘1, 2, 3 Partyy!’
- New releases: Kraftwerk reissues, new CDs from Mission of Burma, Lou Barlow
- Quick Spins: Gary Numan and Trent Reznor, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma
- Mission of Burma offers free MP3 of ‘1, 2, 3, Partyy!’
- New Mission of Burma album ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’ due in October