Matador @ SXSW/Mission of Burma news
- February 2, 2004
South By Southwest:
Ahem. The following is Matador's bill for the event we've yet to come up
with a suitable title or slogan for.
Mission Of Burma
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Preston School Of Industry
This monumental bill will be take the stage on Wednesday night, March 18 at
La Zona Rosa, 612 W. 4th St., Austin, TX.
Mission Of Burma - ONoffOn:
Sorry if we were cagey about the details last time. On May 4, we'll be
releasing the first new studio recordings in 22 years from Mission Of
Burma, the Boston avant-rockers whose early works for the Ace Of Hearts
label helped stake their claim as one of the American Underground's most
influential and important bands.
Recorded this past autumn with Bob Weston and original producer Rick Harte,
'ONoffOn' is a work of staggering complexity showcasing a group just as
ahead of their time in 2004 as they were in 1982. The trio of Roger Miller
(guitar, vocals), Clint Conley (bass, vocals) and Peter Prescott (drums,
vocals) (augmented by Bob Weston on tape loops) have completed an album
brimming with all the raw power of their debut, yet revealing tones,
textures and lyrical themes unimaginable the first time around. For our
money, this isn't just a hot new release, it's a goddamn cultural event.
The 16 track CD is divided into 2 sets, much like the band's recent
performances, with a brief silent intermission (well, briefer than the
intermission at the gigs). The vinyl version of 'ONOffON' will include 1
bonus track, a cover of The Dils' 'Class War'.
Said double vinyl version will be mastered in true all-analog from the
2-inch master tape at Sterling Sound - guaranteed no digital stages - and
will be pressed in 180-gram vinyl at RTI in California. The CD version will
be released in both CD and hybrid SACD-CD format - Matador's first Super
Audio Compact Disc.
Mission Of Burma will be playing their first ever gig in the great state of
Texas when they headline Matador's evening at South By Southwest in Austin,
TX, Wednesday March 18, alongside Pretty Girls Make Graves, Preston School
Of Industry and Seachange.
Burma will also be hitting the UK in early April, as they play Stephen
Malkmus' night at All Tomorrow's Parties in Camber Sands, Rye on April 2. A
London show is planned for April 3, with details to follow.