As if there wasn't enough reason to be excited about this album... It'll be released on 180-gram vinyl (w/bonus track) and hybrid SACD. It'd be amazing if this leads to Matador reissuing Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Bettie Serveert, et al. in that format. -------- On May 4, we'll be releasing the first new studio recordings in 22 years from Mission Of Burma, the Boston avant-rockers whose early works for the Ace Of Hearts label helped stake their claim as one of the American Underground's most influential and important bands. Recorded this past autumn with Bob Weston and original producer Rick Harte, 'ONoffOn' is a work of staggering complexity showcasing a group just as ahead of their time in 2004 as they were in 1982. The trio of Roger Miller (guitar, vocals), Clint Conley (bass, vocals) and Peter Prescott (drums, vocals) (augmented by Bob Weston on tape loops) have completed an album brimming with all the raw power of their debut, yet revealing tones, textures and lyrical themes unimaginable the first time around. For our money, this isn't just a hot new release, it's a goddamn cultural event. The 16 track CD is divided into 2 sets, much like the band's recent performances, with a brief silent intermission (well, briefer than the intermission at the gigs). The vinyl version of 'ONOffON' will include 1 bonus track, a cover of The Dils' 'Class War'. Said double vinyl version will be mastered in true all-analog from the 2-inch master tape at Sterling Sound - guaranteed no digital stages - and will be pressed in 180-gram vinyl at RTI in California. The CD version will be released in both CD and hybrid SACD-CD format - Matador's first Super Audio Compact Disc. -------- Full article here.