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Mission of Burma
photo: Joshua Dalsimer

Hometown: Boston, MA
Local Dishes: Clam Chowdah, Baked Beans
Record Label: Matador
Website: www.missionofburma.com

Critical Jargon: Having founded an entire post-punk nation 22 years ago and then promptly gone on indefinite recording hiatus until this year's OnOffOn, these agit-rock progenitors clearly march to the beat of their own inner drum machines. Fierce anthems, jagged guitars and pummeling organic rhythms are matched by continuous sonic innovation and just the right amount of pure, unadulterated noise. Raise your fist and salute Peter Prescott, Clint Conley and Roger Miller for the only come back that ever truly mattered.

Quoth the Band Member: " "New York was just a little bit too big, and I thought Boston's a bigger city than Ann Arbor, and it's halfway between Ann Arbor and New York. So it seemed logical" - Roger Miller, guitar, keyboard, vocals