Published on March 4th, 2017 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Mipso Release Single “Coming Down The Mountain” The Title Track From Upcoming New Album
Chapel Hill quartet Mipso release the first single track from their new album Coming Down The Mountain, which is set for release on April 7, 2017. The title track, “Coming Down the Mountain,” is available now on all digital service providers – listen to it here. Mipso recently announced the first half of dates along their upcoming Album Release Tour, with additional dates already added to that phase one announcement. The complete list of currently announced dates is included below, with phase two of the tour to be revealed soon.
For Coming Down The Mountain, Mipso venture further than ever from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition. Adding drums and more electric instruments than ever to their intimate four-part harmonies and powerful acoustic meld, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn. It’s music that invites you in to stay a while. Look for the band touring in 2017 with this new, expanded instrumentation.
Coming Down The Mountain CD/Vinyl PreOrder and tickets to Mipso’s upcoming shows are available now at www.mipsomusic.com.
Coming Down The Mountain is the band’s fourth album release, and follows up their critically lauded Old Time Reverie (2015). After a year and a half of intense touring following their 2015 release, Mipso returned to their home state to write and record. Huddling in a friend’s barn on land usually used for growing garlic and training dogs, they collected their ideas, shared influences, and discussed thoughts on what would eventually become Coming Down The Mountain. The album’s ten songs – all originals – finds Mipso exploring the ideas of our changing relationship to the idea of home, and about being pushed or pulled by forces bigger than us. Produced by Brad Cook (Megafaun), and adding pedal steel, drums, banjo, and keyboards to the mix, the music on Coming Down The Mountain is full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes that impart intimacy.
Mipso return to the road this Spring and Summer in support of Coming Down The Mountain. The first phase of their Album Release Tour | Spring 2017 kicks off in St. Louis, with stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and more. Prior to the Spring tour, Mipso is playing a run of Colorado shows kicking off March 2nd in Colorado Springs, and continuing on to Denver, Fort Collins, Nederland and Breckenridge. The band can also be seen at Merlefest this April and at a special homecoming show in Raleigh, NC at the North Carolina Museum of Art on May 6th, 2017. All announced dates can be found below and please stayed tuned for more dates to be announced soon.
MIPSO ON TOUR:
3/2 Gold Room Colorado Springs, CO
3/3 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
3/4 Caribou Room Nederland, CO
3/5 Downtown Artery Fort Collins, CO
3/11 Ride On! Music and Beer Fest Breckenridge, CO
ALBUM RELEASE TOUR (Phase One) | SPRING 2017
3/24 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
3/25 Hi-Fi Indianapolis, IN
3/26 Gravel Roads Concerts Minburn, IA
3/29 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
3/30 Gabes Iowa City, IA
3/31 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
4/1 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
4/2 The Frequency Madison, WI
4/4 Otus Supply Fernale, MI
4/5 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
4/6 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
4/7 The Hamilton Washington, DC
4/8 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
4/9 The Broadberry Richmond, VA
4/19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brookyln, NY
4/20 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI
4/21 One Longfellow Square Portland, ME
4/22 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
4/23 Bearsville Theatre Woodstock, NY
4/24 Iron Horse Northampton, MD
4/26 The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
4/27 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
4/28- 4/30 Merlefest Wilkesboro, NC
5/6 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, NC
5/13 North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, NC
5/20 Forest Fest Fairdale, KY
6/15 – 6/18 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Grass Valley, CA
Additional tour dates to be announced
Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – is influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes. Hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular” (Acoustic Guitar) and recently recognized by Rolling Stone as a favorite 2016 festival performance, Mipso brings a distinctly unique sound – full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes.
Mipso’s forthcoming fourth album release, Coming Down The Mountain (April 7, 2015), follows up Old Time Reverie (2015), which shot up the Billboard charts, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Old Time Reverie was named among the Best Records of the Year by The Guardian. Mipso’s earlier albums were long, long, gone (2012) and Dark Holler Pop (2013).
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