“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.

Mission of Burma
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