“1, 2, 3 Partyy!,” may not sound like your typical Mission of Burma song title — A quick scan of Mission of Burma’s releases reveals such “light” fare as “Nancy Regan’s Head,” “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver,” and “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate.” Plus, let’s be honest here, Roger Miller, Clint Conley, Peter Prescott, and Bob Weston have all been around for a while and aren’t exactly the party ’til you puke types. Yet, even if the sentiment may not be familiar, the sound surely is: The propulsive bass rumble, subtle studio manipulations, and multi-directional guitar riffs of “1, 2, 3 Partyy!” all hearken back to vintage Burma singles like “This is Not a Photograph,” and the aforementioned “That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate.”
MP3: Mission of Burma – 1, 2, 3, Partyy!
The Sound, The Speed, The Light by Mission of Burma will be out October 6th on Matador Records. It will be preceded by the “Innermost” 7″ single on August 18th.