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Mission of Burma's sonic fury still burns

It already seems like ages ago when Mission of Burma announced their reunion.
By MATT PARISH  |  January 20, 2012

The old is new

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic bring back Roger
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic bring back Roger
By MATT PARISH  |  July 24, 2009

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

Idol hands

The band, as always, sounded fantastic, especially if you’d been listening to the record all week in preparation.
Mission Of Burma at Pitchfork Music Fest, Union Park, Chicago, July 18, 2008
By DEVIN KING  |  July 21, 2008

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

Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll 2008

The chill of victory.
Passion Pit, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Bob Mould, Amanda Palmer, the Presidents of the United States of America, and Death Cab for Cutie at Bank of America Pavilion, May 10
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 14, 2008

Mission completed

This article originally appeared in the January 18, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

The break-up of Mission of Burma

By DOUG SIMMONS  |  January 17, 2008

A Jersey junket

Joe Harvard, East Boston native, made his bones in these parts, primarily as a producer and founding co-owner of Fort Apache studio.
Joe Harvard's rock-and-roll birthday
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 08, 2008

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

Mission Of Burma

This well-done documentary traces the beatific arc of Mission of Burma’s evolution from a clutch of scrappy punk outfits to one highly creative scrappy art-punk outfit to ashes to current resurrection.
Not A Photograph — The Mission Of Burma Story| MVD
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 28, 2006

Anarchy in Medford

Sitting in on Tufts lecturer Michael T. Fournier’s course “History of Punk Rock,” offered via the university’s Experimental College, one can’t help but think of Johnny Rotten’s famous final words: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”
History of punk rock
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 18, 2006


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

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

Not a Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story

This music documentary from David Kleiler Jr. and Jeff Iwanicki about three (sometimes four) self-depreciating Boston guys who never in a million years expected to be making music in 2002, to say nothing of 2006, is a great story with a real arc.
Acclaimed Boston post-punk rockers get reunion documented
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 19, 2006

Post-punk prophet excerpt

An Excerpt from Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds
By SIMON REYNOLDS  |  March 23, 2006

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