So this was a good time. Many thanks to PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA for dropping by WFNX and co-hosting BOSTON ACCENTS with me, and selecting today's playlist. We went nearly all-throwback, and dusted off some old classics. Burma hits the Sinclair in Cambridge this Saturday, January 19, and well yeah, we think you should attend.
This is when you reach for your internet radio. Tune in to WFNX this afternoon at 5pm EST when PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA co-hosts BOSTON ACCENTS. He'll join me live in the studio as we discuss Burma's latest record Unsound, their show Saturday night at the Sinclair in Harvard Square -- we hear a horn section is involved -- and Burma's enduring legacy here in Boston and around the world.
"Never thought I'd be living/In Baltimore," growls ROGER MILLER in his latest single, "Big Steam." Don't worry, the Mission of Burma guitarist didn't just pack up and leave for Maryland, though given how well the Orioles are playing this year (and how shit the Red Sox have been), we wouldn't necessarily blame him.
Tuesday just got its ass kicked. A heady, two-minute-long new MISSION OF BURMA track, "Dust Devil," has surfaced on music mp3-sharing site RCRD LBL. A little more than two months ago, before the post-punk pioneers' two-night stand at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, the Phoenix's Matt Parish talked to Roger Miller about the band's upcoming album, which they recorded and completed in their home practice space after initially throwing away their first batch of new songs since 2009's The Sound The Speed The Light.
This weekend brings a two-night stand at the Brighton Music Hall for post-punk godfathers MISSION OF BURMA, who have somehow morphed into a band that’s equal parts internationally renowned throwbacks and prolific Boston underdogs. For this week's Cellars By Starlight column in the Phoenix, I recently sat down with guitarist Roger Miller at his home in Somerville to talk about the evolution of the band in both worlds, and the unorthodox path his career has taken since he first landed a record deal in 1969.