Last week, North Carolina’s acclaimed indie-Americana darlings Mipso released a new single, “Get Out While You Can.” The track is a newly recorded and re-arranged version of “ Get Out” from their 2013 debut album Dark Holler Pop.
Currently finishing up an expansive North American fall tour, Mipso are preparing for a short run of shows in the band’s home region to celebrate the 5 thanniversary of Dark Holler Pop . Mipso & Friends: Dark Holler Pop Revisited hosts five shows in North Carolina and Virginia and features very special guests during the run including 10 String Symphony, Chandler Holt (Chatham County Line), Lula Wiles, and Kate Rhudy. Additionally, Dark Holler Pop is now available for purchase on vinyl in conjunction with the 5 th Anniversary Tour.
Following the Dark Holler Pop Revisited Tour, Mipso head across the Atlantic for their first European tour, with extensive dates across Scandinavia in November and December. Returning to America in the New Year, Mipso can be seen supporting I’m With Her in February and early March 2019. See the complete list of Mipso’s North American tour dates below, with their full schedule of dates and tickets available at www.mipsomusic.com.
Describing the process of re-working and re-recording “Get Out While You Can,” Mipso’s Joseph Terrell explains, “ We’ve made four albums over the past five years, and it feels like each one is set in stone in its final form just how we recorded it. But in-between all those records, we’ve lived on the road together, we’ve played hundreds and hundreds of shows and kept gradually changing month by month as a live band. It was refreshing to go into the studio with an older song because we got to flip the standard script—bring an old song back to life based on how we’ve seen it evolve on stage.”
Recently, Mipso unveiled videos from their live EP release, D.C. Sessions. Recorded and filmed at Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. this past spring, D.C. Sessions offers stripped down, acoustic renditions of three songs from Edges Run , their critically acclaimed 4 th album. The videos were exclusively released to Mipso’s Spotify fans via a video Unlock campaign, where Mipso has over 2.4 million monthly listeners, with “People Change” receiving over 19 million streams since its release five months ago. Watch/embed the D.C. Sessions videos here, and listen to the session on Spotify here.
Mipso is born from North Carolina’s broad range of disparate musical influences, their distinctly unique sound an undeniable alchemy of the historical musical traditions of the rural south and their progressive home of Chapel Hill.
A discernible and rising force in the upstart musical genre known as Americana, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving. A tender, harmony-laden river runs through the band’s core, but the rocky outcroppings change with every album outing. Appalachia melds with modern alt-country, hints of folk-rock are leavened with a sly and subversive sense of humor, and underneath it all is a genuine and moving passion for the ever-evolving traditions of Americana. With the recent release of the band’s fifth album, Edges Run (April 2018/Anti-Fragile Music), Mipso continues the complex dance of looking back and moving forward with grace and beauty.
Mipso & Friends: Dark Holler Pop Revisited
|Nov 06||The Broadberry ^^||Richmond, VA|
|Nov 08||High Point Theater ^||High Point, NC|
|Nov 09||The Orange Peel ^||Asheville, NC|
|Nov 10||Haw River Ballroom ^||Saxapahaw, NC|
Mipso 2019 with I’m With Her
|Feb 21||Ryman Auditorium||Nashville, TN|
|Feb 26||Tower Theater||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Feb 27||Folly Theater||Kansas City, MO|
|Feb 28||The Englert Theater||Iowa City, IA|
|Mar 01||First Avenue +||Minneapolis, MN|
|Mar 02||Thalia Hall||Chicago, IL|
^^ w/ special guests Lula Wiles, Kate Rhudy
^ w/ special guests Chandler Holt (Chatham County Line), Lula Wiles, and Kate Rhudy