Personnel: Roger Miller (vocals, guitar, cornet, keyboards); Clint Conley (vocals, guitar, cowbells); Peter Prescott (vocals, drums, electronics); Bob Weston (trumpet, background vocals).
Recording information: Analog Divide, Boston, MA (06/2011).
Photographers: John Foster ; Scott Munroe; Roger Miller ; Bob Weston .
Mission of Burma's fifth studio album, their third since reuniting in 2002 after a nearly 20-year absence, finds the Boston-based post-punk legends on a new label, Fire Records, after parting ways with Matador. The resulting Unsound is steeped in the raw, ramshackle spirit that guided the group through previous outings, and finds Roger Miller, Clint Conley, Peter Prescott, and Bob Weston stepping outside of their comfort zones (experimenting with different instruments and playing styles), and ultimately expanding the group's already shape-shifting sound into something even more mercurial.
Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band are seized by an even more hectic sense of urgency than in their younger days."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] restless, bristling set, full of barked choruses and jagged chords, but driven to find new surprises in that formula....MOB sound as electrifying, as curious and as awake as they ever have."