Mission of Burma to celebrate new album with free show

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Mission of Burma are gearing up for the release of their brand new album, The Sound The Speed The Light. The new release drops in stores next Tuesday and the band will kick off the celebration with a free, all-ages outdoor show on the East Campus Courtyard of MIT just two days earlier, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4.

The Sound The Speed The Light is the band’s fifth studio album. The Boston-based post-punk rockers formed in 1979 and called it quits in 1983 after only their second album. The trio of Clint Conley, Roger Miller and Peter Prescott reformed in 2002 and have been going strong since. Recorded in Boston with Bob Weston at the controls, the new album is said to be a departure from the pinned-needles roar of 2006’s The Obliterati.

Opening Sunday’s free show will be Eula. The New Haven, Connecticut rockers won the “Battle for Burma” contest via the band’s record label, Matador Records. Boston’s Big Bear will also perform.

Fans are strongly encourage to take public transportation to the show as no on-site parking will be available. Also, no alcohol will be allowed at the show. Newbury Comics will be on site to sell The Sound The Speed The Light, two days before fans can buy it in stores.

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