MIPSO RELEASE VIDEO FOR “MOONLIGHT”
Announce additional North American Summer Tour Dates in support of new album 'Edges Run'
- Genre : Indie
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Mon, 11 Jun 2018
North Carolina’s indie-Americana darlings Mipso have released the official video for the track “Moonlight,” from their critically acclaimed new album Edges Run. Premiering with No Depression, the video illustrates the familiar and all-too-human emotion of feeling alone, even while surrounded by those you love the most. Songwriter Joseph Terrell explains, “I wrote ‘Moonlight’ after a breakup while I drove all day back to North Carolina from where I’d been living in Boston. I was sitting in summer traffic on the worst highway in America in a rented minivan full of all my stuff, and I kind of just had to laugh. There’s that voice in your head that wants to tell the world, ‘I’m totally fine!’ when you’re anything but.”
The video release accompanies the band’s announcement of a run of additional summer tour dates this August. Venturing to the Western mountain states, Mipso bring their captivating live show to Montana, Colorado, and Utah for multiple dates, starting August 1st, 2018 in at Yellowstone Brewing in Billings, MT. Mipso can also be seen playing festivals this summer, including the Blue Ox Music Festival in Eau Claire, WI, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, the Calgary Folk Festival, and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC this September. All confirmed dates are listed below, with tickets available at www.mipsomusic.com.
Mipso released their fourth album, Edges Run, this past April. Available now on all digital service platforms and for physical purchase at www.mipsomusic.com, the album has received praise from critics and fans alike. The album’s first two singles - “People Change” and the title track “Edges Run” have received over 5 million streams on Spotify so far, with placement on prominent Spotify Playlists such as “Your Favorite Coffeehouse,” “Relax & Unwind,” “Roots Rising,” “Stay Wild,” “Afternoon Acoustic,” “Fresh Folk,” “Pulse of Americana,” and many others.
Edges Run was named “Best New Music” by American Songwriter Magazine, with PopMatters encouraging listeners to “...enjoy making multiple runs through ‘Edges Run’ to let its tried-and-true virtues — from intricate harmonies to magnetic musicianship to splendid storytelling — soak in before feeling an emotional rush that you'll want to experience again and again.” No Depression reviews, “Mipso balances heavy heartbreak and introspection with poppy, good-times acoustic pop. It's a good spectrum for the quartet, in that it allows for a wide sonic and emotional range.”
Mipso has always been a creative democracy, and on Edges Run the band takes this ideal to greater lengths than ever before. “We’d all seen a lot of change in a short period,” says Sharp of the time between the band’s recent 2016 release, Coming Down The Mountain, and Edges Run - recorded in early 2017. “Three of us moved out of the Triangle area and into other places. We had relationships end and deaths of friends and family members.”
Those events alone could account for the deeply introspective themes on Edges Run, recorded during the dead of winter in Eugene, Oregon. “We were beginning to feel, probably for the first time, that