Part 2 of A Different Kind of Tension, detailing Roger Miller's adventures through Ukraine, now up on Aquarium Drunkard!

A few weeks ago, MISSION OF BURMA's Roger Miller worked with Aquarium Drunkard to share some details on his recent trip to Ukraine. Today, the site has released Part 2 of his explorations. Read "A Different Kind of Tension" Part 2, here: And in case you missed Part 1, check it out here:

Mission of Burma play Bumbershoot 2014!

Bumbershoot revealed their 2014 lineup today, and we're happy to announce MISSION OF BURMA will be playing the festival. tumblr_n59lvxhsbX1qbr6jyo1_1280

Full lineup and more info here:

Mission of Burma West Coast Dates: August 28 @ The Roxy (Los Angeles, CA) :: Tickets August 29 @ The Independent (San Francisco, CA) :: Tickets August 30 @ Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR) :: Tickets August 30 - Sept 1 Bumbershoot 2014 (Seattle, WA) :: Tickets

Mission of Burma Announce Somerville Local First Benefit Concert

Mission of Burma will headline the first annual Somerville Local First benefit concert on Sunday, February 9, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. Peter Prescott's Minibeast and Bugs and Rats will kick off the night as openers. The show is Mission of Burma's first Boston performance in over a year and the group's only scheduled concert in the area. The show is all ages and tickets range from $22 to $27. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Somerville Local First is a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining a sustainable, local and fair economy in Somerville, MA.

For more info and to get your tickets, click here:


Mission of Burma in NYC + Boston This Weekend

MISSION OF BURMA have a pair of back to back shows this weekend that begin Friday night at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City and continue on Saturday at Harvard Square's newest live music venue, The Sinclair.  Exclamation Pony, the new project from Ryan Jarman of The Cribs and Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic, will support at The Bowery Ballroom and local Boston band, Reports, will support at The Sinclair. Tickets for The Bowery Ballroom show are available HERE, and for The Sinclair show, HERE.

In advance of Friday's show, Roger Miller spoke to the folks at The Bowery Presents and answered a few questions for their House List Blog.  Read the interview HERE, and check out a tour diary he kept from the band's December UK/EU tour for WFUV's The Alternate Side, HERE.

Also, this afternoon from 5:00-6:00PM, Peter Prescott will be at Boston's WFNX for an in-studio takeover of the station's daily Boston Accents show with Michael Marotta.  Listen live online at to hear Pete spin tunes and talk about some of his favorite local artists.  Then, tomorrow morning from 10:00-11:00AM, tune into MIT's WMBR 88.1 FM (or listen online at to hear Roger live in studio during the station's Late Risers' Club.

Mission of Burma Announce Best of Compilation

Mission of Burma has just announced a best of compilation called Learn How: The Essential Mission of Burma. Learn How will contain two discs, and is set for release on CD and download via Fire Records on December 3rd . The first disc will cover the band’s material from 1979 – 1983, while the second will include the material they have made since their reunion in 2002. Listen to ‘That’s When I Reach for My Revolver” HERE, and preorder the compilation from Fire Records by clicking HERE. 

Mission of Burma Announce support for Bristol, NYC + Boston Dates

Mission of Burma have just announced that FUTURE OF THE LEFTEXCLAMATION PONY (Ryan Jarman of The Cribs + Jen Turner of Here We Go Magic) and REPORTS have been added as support on their shows at The Fleece in Bristol, UK, The Bowery Ballroom in NYC and The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, respectively.  Tickets for these and all of Mission of Burma's shows are on sale now.  Details can be found HERE.

Mission of Burma and Faces On Film Nominated for Boston Music Awards

Two Fenway Recordings artists, Mission of Burma and Faces on Film's Mike Fiore were nominated for this year’s Boston Music Awards.  Mission of Burma’s Unsound was nominated for Album/EP of the Year, and Mike Fiore of Faces on Film was nominated for Singer Songwriter of the Year.  The 2012 Boston Music Awards will take place at The Liberty Hotel on December 2nd.  You can vote for Mission of Burma and Faces on Film HERE.

Mission of Burma Announce New Shows in NYC and Cambridge MA

Mission of Burma has scheduled two new shows for January 2013. On 1/18 they will be playing The Bowery Ballroom in New York City, and then on 1/19 they will be playing The Sinclair in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. Pre-sale tickets for both shows will be available at 10am on 10/23. Get pre-sale tickets for The Bowery Ballroom show HERE. For pre-sale tickets to the show at The Sinclair click HERE.

Mission of Burma Add London Show to December European Tour

Mission of Burma will be adding a London date to their European tour in December, which includes a slot at ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Shellac at Camber Sands.  They’ll be performing at Fire Records’ Christmas Party on 6 December at Birthdays in Dalston.   MISSION OF BURMA :: EUROPE 2012 02 Dec 2012 UK ATP curated by Shellac / Camber Sands Holiday Camp w/ Wire, Shannon Wright… 03 Dec 2012 UK Bristol, The Fleece 04 Dec 2012 UK Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 05 Dec 2012 UK Glasgow, Mono 06 Dec 2012 UK London, Birthdays 08 Dec 2012 CH Zurich, Kilbi Im Exil 09 Dec 2012 IT Bologna, Locomotiv 10 Dec 2012 HR Zagreb, NKC Park 11 Dec 2012 AT Vienna, Arena 12 Dec 2012 DE Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg 14 Dec 2012 NL Den Hague, State X New Forms/Paard van Troje 15 Dec 2012 BE Diksmuide, 4AD