Today, acclaimed Chapel Hill quartet Mipso release “Hurt So Good” from their upcoming new album, Coming Down The Mountain, out April 7, 2017. Available now on all digital service providers, Mipso also unveil the accompanying playful video for “Hurt So Good” – check it out here.
In addition, Mipso announce the second phase of their Spring 2017 Album Release Tour in support of the new album. 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 recently released the first single track from their new album Coming Down The Mountain. The title track, “Coming Down the Mountain,” is available now on all digital service providers – listen to it here. The song is running up the Americana Radio Chart with early support from over 25 stations. 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, WCBE in Columbus, 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.
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 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 Jjacob||Northampton, MA|
|4/26||Stolz Room at The Avalon Theatre||Easton, MD|
|4/27||The Southern w/ Claire Hitchens||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