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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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Same old song

Most music fans can probably be forgiven, at this point, for being doubting Thomases at the alleged demise of the major-label music industry.
Reissued and remastered CDs give classic releases a fresh face
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 11, 2009
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The ignorami

Mission of Burma formed in Boston 30 years ago — the year Joy Division, Gang of Four, and the Pop Group released notorious post-punk releases in the UK.
Getting hip to Mission of Burma, 30 years later
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 21, 2009
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Remasters of the universe

The adage “All things come to those who wait” tends not to find too many useful applications in rock and roll.
The ‘definitive’ Mission of Burma
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 09, 2008
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A Peapod grows in Portland

Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008
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Excellent Italian interview

Steve Albini is a pretty nerdy guy.
Steve Albini speaks
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 23, 2007


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In with the new

Mission of Burma left the building last Sunday without playing the “hits.”
Mission of Burma, Institute of Contemporary Art, September 23, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  September 24, 2007
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Shellac

The blueprint for Shellac’s attack is as straightforward as it is severe.
Excellent Italian Greyhound | Touch + Go
By MICHAEL T. FOURNIER  |  July 23, 2007
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Appetite for instruction

As expected, Matt LeMay was musing on his favorite subject, indie rock, on which he demonstrated some pretty impressive insight.
Get Him Eat Him get focused on Arms Down
By BOB GULLA  |  June 12, 2007
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Legendary restarts

If back in 2001 you’d told me or just about any other right-minded music fan that the legendary Mission of Burma would have two new studio albums to their name within five years, the polite response would have been, “Yeah, right.”
Mission of Burma drop the second CD of their second career
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 26, 2006
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Mission statements

You can tell a lot by a man’s record collection, and even more by his DJ set. And if not? Well, you still got to hear the new Burma record The Obliterati at the Enormous Room.
Brazilian funk, Missy Elliott, and other things you wouldn’t expect to find in Mission of Burma’s record crates
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  May 24, 2006


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Bands to watch out for

Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  December 29, 2005