Mipso's New Album 'Coming Down The Mountain' Out Now
Today, acclaimed Chapel Hill quartet Mipso release their highly anticipated new album, Coming Down The Mountain. Available now on all digital service providers, Coming Down The Mountain can also be purchased on CD or Vinyl at www.mipsomusic.com.On 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. Mipso recently released the first single track from their new album Coming Down The Mountain. At radio, the title track "Coming Down the Mountain" continues to run up the Americana Radio Chart, sitting this week at #45. On radio's Roots Music Report, Coming Down The Mountain shot up to # 11 on the Top 50 Country Album Chart and cracked the top 10 on their Top 50 Americana Country Album Chart at #9. On the March Folk DJ chart, Mipso cracked the top ten on all three top 100 charts: #8 Album Chart, #9 song chart for "Coming Down The Mountain" and #9 Artist Chart. Along their Spring Album Release Tour, find Mipso at multiple radio stations for live in-studio performances, including The Current's Radio Heartland in Minneapolis, WAMU in Washington D.C., WEXT in Albany, WTJU in Charlottesville, on Knoxville's WDVX "Blue Plate Special," and others. Stay tuned to Mipso's social channels for information on air dates and how to listen in.
LISTEN/EMBED "COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN" HERE
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.In celebration of Coming Down the Mountain, Mipso are bringing the new songs out on the road for a full North American Album Release Tour. The band is currently on the 35 date tour, which takes them across North America stopping in major cities such as Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and many others before wrapping up at the end of May. Mipso can also be seen making their biggest headline play to date at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on May 6, and along the festival circuit with stops at MerleFest, Forest Fest, Rooster Walk Festival and others this summer. The complete list of currently announced dates is included below.
MIPSO ON TOUR:
|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||Cleveland, 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.
Connect with Mipso at www.mipsomusic.com, and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.
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).