80s post-punk icons Mission of Burma are gearing up for the release of their third album (and 4th overall, plus their seminal debut EP) of new material since reuniting a few years back. The Sound The Speed The Light will be released by Matador (busy month over there) on October 6. “1,2,3, Partyy!” is another bristling rocker from this band who, along with Dinosaur Jr., are picking up like the past few decades never happened.
From Matador: “Of course, all the Burma trademarks are also present: the military snare drum, the melodic basslines high up on the neck, and the furiously experimental guitarwork, refracted and changed back into the songs via tape loops – all punctuated by the hoarse shouts of drummer Peter Prescott. This controlled chaos, this disciplined letting go, is the heart of what they do and it remains as exhilarating and fulfilling as ever.” Amen.