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New Mission of Burma Album Coming Soon

Attention old rock bands considering a reunion after a couple of decades of nonexistence: Go hunt up those last two Mission of Burma albums and pay very close attention. Along with Dinosaur Jr.’s remarkable resurgence, the return of the Boston postpunk legends is pretty much the ceiling for indie band reunions. Their new material rips about as hard as their old stuff, and there’s none of that attention-seeking sense of desperation that you get from so many of their peers.

During their first incarnation, Mission of Burma released one album and one EP. Since their 2002 reunion, Burma have released two albums, and now they’re getting set to drop another one. That means the new Burma is now twice as productive as old one!

As the Matablog announced this morning, Matador will release The Sound The Speed The Light, the new Burma album, on October 6. The band recorded it with producer and latter-day member Bob Weston. The badass album cover, which reminds me of Unsane or some shit, is above.