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“Mipso has discovered that rare chemistry of four people coming together and uncorking bottled lightning with every tour and trip to the studio.” - Cincinnati City Beat

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Mipso Signs with Rounder Records

 "Winsome Americana" Quartet to Release Label Debut in 2020

New Tour Dates Announced for Europe, UK, and the US

Band Unveils Animated Video for "People Change"

September 24, 2019 - Nashville, TN - Renowned Chapel Hill string band Mipso has signed with Rounder Records, it was announced today. Rounder Records President John Strohm remarked, "Mipso is a wildly creative, boundary-pushing band that is somehow also completely consistent with Rounder's deep string band tradition. Their ensemble playing, singing, and songwriting set them apart from the pack of rising acts in today's roots music scene."

"It's hard to imagine Mipso would exist if not for the influence a key handful of Rounder releases have had on our music, so it's exciting to join a label whose legacy we already love," said guitarist and singer Joseph Terrell.  "Plus, the new Rounder team really understands our band. We think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." 

"We've long been inspired by Rounder Records' commitment to artistry," adds Mipso manager and Hatchery 17 co-founder Carrie Lombardi.  "Getting to know the current Rounder team -- their deep industry experience, passion for music, and creative vision for ushering the label into its 50th year and beyond -- makes it a very exciting match for Mipso." 

The band -- Terrell,  bassist and singer Wood Robinson, fiddler and singer Libby Rodenbough, and mandolinist and singer Jacob Sharp -- first came together when they were students at the University of North Carolina. Their distinctive and wholly original blend of indie-folk, traditional Appalachian roots music, and atmospheric pop has earned them a devoted following among music fans and admiration from critics.

Writing in Rolling Stone, David Menconi praised the band's "winsome Americana," while NPR Music's Ann Powers took note of their broadening musical palette after seeing the band at AmericanaFest late last year. "Their performance just shows what you can do with a string band - all those ambient guitar parts - and give it kind of a new music edge."

The band's current US tour will conclude at the end of September. They will embark on a tour of the UK and Europe in late October. A full list of dates is below.

Last week, Mipso unveiled the animated video for "People Change," from their 2018 album Edges Run. Director Jake McBride's captivating art provides an intriguing visual accompaniment to the song. Watch the video HERE.