Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ume Comes Home to The Mohawk

Austin power-trio Ume are back! They've been signed to, local label, Modern Outsider and they have a new album coming out (on translucent, pink vinyl) on Aug. 30th called Phantoms. I have not heard the new album yet but I have it on good authority that the mastering is complete and the album completely shreds. You can hear lots of new songs from Ume Friday night at the Mohawk where they'll be supporting a little band called, Mission of Burma. In the meantime, feel free to head on over to the Modern Outsider Soundcloud page to hear Ume's latest single, Captive. At the moment tickets for Friday night's show are still available but that won't last very long so you better grab one if you want to be there.

Ume - Octopus Hands video via YouTube

What do I really need to say about legendary, Boston post-punk band Mission of Burma? I feel like all you really need to know was in the last sentence. At this point they have influenced an entire generation of bands and they helped to make Matador Records a label that people care about. The band did release an album in 2009 but I would consider their stop at the Mohawk to be more of a reunion-type gig. I'm sure they'll play some of their new stuff but I'd expect it to be more of a "greatest hits" setlist. Of course, this is all just conjecture at this point, only time will tell what they really play.

Mission of Burma - 1,2,3, Partyy video via YouTube