MISSION OF BURMA’s fourth LP is a departure from the pinned-needles roar of 2006’s The Obliterati. Far more spacious and dynamic, it blasts off with the anthemic, catchy “1, 2, 3, Partyy!”, a classic Burma rocker on a level with “This Is Not A Photograph” or “Certain Fate.” Other tracks, such as “Feed,” “Forget Yourself,” and “Slow Faucet,” are slow, hypnotic builders. “Good Cheer” is a burst of almost uncontainable joy that literally explodes from the speakers.
Of course, all the Burma trademarks are also present: the military snare drum, the melodic basslines high up on the neck, and the furiously dissonant guitarwork, refracted 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 at the heart of what they do and it remains as exhilarating and fulfilling as ever.
"Fantastic. It’s a sound as vital and inspirational as ever.” — Pitchfork
“The best American rock record of the year.” — cokemachineglow
“The most aggressive and physically powerful record they've created to date. Easily matches their salad days of combining the guitarpowered rage of punk with the intelligence and sonic adventure of art rock”. All Music.
1. 1,2,3, Partyy!
4. Forget Yourself
5. After The Rain
6. SSL 83
7. One Day We Will Live There
8. So Fuck It
10. Good Cheer
11. Comes Undone
12. Slow Faucet