Chapel Hill Quartet 'Mipso' to Release Studio Album 'Coming Down The Mountain' 4/7

Recently, acclaimed Chapel Hill quartet Mipso announced the release of their new studio album, Coming Down The Mountain (April 7th, 2017), and revealed the first half of dates along their Spring 2017 Album Release Tour.

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.

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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 a special homecoming show in Raleigh, NC at 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.
Coming Down The Mountain Tracklisting:
1. Coming Down the Mountain
2. Hurt So Good
3. Spin Me Round
4. Cry Like Somebody
5. Monterey County
6. Hallelujah
7. My Burden With Me
8. Train Down the Line
9. Talking In My Sleep
10. Water Runs Red

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Mipso On Tour:
3/29 Redstone Room Davenport, IA
3/30 Gabe's w/ Goose Town Iowa City, IA
3/31 Turf Club w/ Tyler Childers St Paul, MN
4/1 Lincoln Hall w/ Tyler Childers Chicago, IL
4/2 The Frequency w/ Kunika Madison, WI
4/4 Otus Supply w/ Tyler Childers Ferndale, MI
4/5 Woodlands Tavern Columbus, OH
4/6 Hard Rock Café w/ Tyler Childers Pittsburgh, PA
4/7 The Hamilton w/ Dan Mills Washington, DC
4/8 Milkboy w/ Dan Mills Philadelphia, PA
4/9 The Broadberry w/ Dan Mills Richmond, VA
4/19 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ 10 String Symphony Brooklyn, NY
4/20 Columbus Theatre w/ 10 String Symphony Providence, RI
4/21 One Longfellow Square w/ 10 String Symphony Portland, ME
4/22 The Sinclair w/ 10 String Symphony Cambridge, MA
4/23 Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY
4/24 Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Avi Jacob Northampton, MA
4/26 Stolz Room at The Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
4/27 The Southern w/ Claire Hitchins Charlottesville, VA
4/29 - 4/30 MerleFest Wilkesboro, NC
5/6 North Carolina Museum of Art w/ River Whyless Raleigh, NC
5/13 NC Brewers and Music Festival Huntersville, NC
5/16 The 8X10 Baltimore, MD
5/18 Beachland Tavern Columbus, OH
5/19 The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY
5/21 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
5/25 The Willow Tree Johnson City, TN
5/26 - 5/28 Rooster Walk Festival Martinsville, VA
6/3 Yadkin Arts Center Yadkinville, NC
6/15 - 6/18 CBA's Fathers Day Bluegrass Festiival Grass Valley, CA
6/22 Eddie's Attic (2 Shows) Decatur, GA
8/26 The Blue Ridge Music Center Galax, VA
9/9 Mountain Song Festival Brevard, NC

Additional tour dates to be announced.

About Mipso: 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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