Published Nov 13, 2012Last summer, classic Massachusetts post-punks Mission of Burma issued their fourth post-reunion album, Unsound, but will now celebrate both sides of their career later this year via a new retrospective compilation dubbed Learn How: The Essential Mission of Burma.
As The Quietus [via Pitchfork] reports, the collection will arrive on double-CD and digitally December 3 in the UK via Mission of Burma's current label home Fire.
The first disc of the set focuses on the band's initial run, from 1979 to their 1983 break-up, which was instigated by singer/guitarist Roger Miller's extreme tinnitus. The second disc, meanwhile, zones in on the reformed unit's recorded output from 2004 onwards.
You can sample the band's signature anthem "That's When I Reach for My Revolver," originally delivered on 1981's Signals, Calls, and Marches EP, in the player down below.
Mission of Burma will also be playing a series of dates in the U.S. and around Europe between November and January, and you can see the details below the tracklisting.
Learn How: The Essential Mission of Burma:
1. Academy Fight Song
2. That's When I Reach for My Revolver
3. Fame and Fortune
4. This Is Not a Photograph
6. Trem Two
7. New Nails
8. Dead Pool
10. The Ballad of Johnny Burma
11. Einstein's Day
12. That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate
13. Learn How
14. Peking Spring (Live)
15. Heart 0f Darkness (Live)
2. The Setup
4. Spider's Web
5. Let Yourself Go
6. Donna Sumeria
9. 1, 2, 3 Partyy!
10. Comes Undone
11. One Day We Will Live There
12. Second Television
13. What They Tell Me
14. ADD in Unison
11/30 Camber Sands, England – ATP
12/3 Bristol, England - The Fleece & Firkin
12/4 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
12/5 Glasgow, Scotland - Mono
12/6 London, England - Birthdays
12/8 Zürich, Switzerland - Kilbi Im Exil Festival
12/9 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv Club
12/10 Zagreb, Croatia - Nkc Park
12/11 Vienna, Austria - Vienna Arena
12/12 Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/14 The Hague, Netherlands - Paard Van Troje
12/15 Diksmuide, Belgium - 4AD
1/18 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
1/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair