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First listen: Mission of Burma's "The Obliterati"

Don't know if there's any tix left, but as previously reported, tomorrow night marks the world premiere of Not a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story (details here). The film was begun by David Kleiler Jr (who played with Peter Prescott's post-Burma band Volcano Suns), but what we forgot to mention last time is that another of the filmmakers is Jeff Iawicki, who shares a practice space with the Burma guys in Black Helicopter (click here for more OTD gushing about Black Helicopter, as well as a new song from their forthcoming Ecstatic Peace/Universal album).

The Burma film, the culmination of several years of filming and editing, is also setting up The Obliterati, the second Burma album to be recorded since their comeback. Described to us as "the heaviest record they've ever made," it's living up to that billing in the songs that are slowly leaking to the internet -- the first five tracks are streaming at the official album page. If you were one of the lucky people who signed up for the $15 10-inch subscription service, you've got these songs on vinyl already, with art by Shepard Fairey (who, by coincidence, is also doing artwork for the Black Helicopter album). If not, well, there's always the internerd. This Clint tune, "2wice," is already being talked about as the best song he's written since "That's When I Reach for My Revolver." We're not gonna go reviewing the whole disc yet, but fuck, there's some really good shit on there. Prescott's "Let Yourself Go" is so punk fucking rock it hurts. (Also being blogged this week: "1001 Pleasant Dreams" and -- song title of the month -- "Donna Sumeria.") Is it too late to be talking about a Burma breakout album?

DOWNLOAD: Mission of Burma, "2wice" (mp3 via Insound)
WATCH: Not a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story (trailer, quicktime)

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