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Mission Of Burma Announce Best Of
Laurie Tuffrey , November 13th, 2012 07:55

Learn How will be supported by a European tour; listen to 'That's When I Reach For My Revolver' below

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Formative US post-punks Mission Of Burma have announced a best of compilation, Learn How: The Essential Mission of Burma, set for release on CD and download on December 3 via Fire. We've got an exclusive stream of their classic cut, 'That's When I Reach For My Revolver', from their 1981 EP 'Signals, Calls, and Marches':

While the band only released one album, Vs, the EP and a clutch of singles in their first stint, beginning in 1979, they still left an influential, ear-ringingly loud trail after they disbanded in 1983, owing to singer and guitarist Roger Miller's extreme tinnitus. They reformed in 2002 for a series of live shows, going on to release four albums of ace new material.

Learn How will be consequently be a two-CD affair, split into the two lifespans - pre-order it here.

We'll have an interview with the band posted soon, so keep an eye on the site.

Ahead of the album release, they'll be heading out on a 12-date European tour, including a stop at Shellac's ATP Nightmare Before Christmas - have a look at the UK dates below:

DECEMBER
Sun 2 - Camber Sands, Somerset - Nightmare Before Christmas
Mon 3 - The Fleece, Bristol
Tue 4 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wed 5 - Mono, Glasgow
Thu 6 - Birthdays, London