Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso are influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes. Currently celebrating the release of their new album Coming Down The Mountain (April 7, 2017), Mipso ventures further than ever from their 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 electric instruments to their intimate four-part harmonies and powerful acoustic meld, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with words that sear and salve in turn. 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 is poised to be a new sort of Nickel Creek for the rising generation of folk/newgrass fans.” – The Guardian
“Deliciously distinctive...the picking is strong, the harmonies solid, and the tension between traditional musical tropes and the post-modern uncertainty of the lyrics makes for one satisfying sound.” – Nashville Scene
"a thoughtfulness that makes every note count" – Acoustic Guitar
“as forward thinking as it is rooted in tradition” – Glide Magazine