JPR Live Session: Mipso (2020)
Joseph Terrell and Jacob Sharp from the North Carolina quartet joined us to talk about their brand new self-titled album, getting signed to the famed Rounder Records, and getting the band back together for the first time since the pandemic shutdown.
After 2018's Edges Run, the band members (Terrell and Sharp, plus Libby Rodenbough and Wood Robinson) took a hard look at their individual roles within the group dynamic, and tried to find answers about why they are together and going through the rigors of being professional musicians. That introspection created some clear epiphanies - Mipso operates like a family. While the group definitely experiences its fair share of bumps and disagreements, their individual differences, when accepted and nourished, can create fantastic results.
Case in point is Mipso, the band's brand new album - and Rounder Records debut. Full of creative approaches to the kind of folk/pop/rock amalgam for which the band has been known for years, Mipso finds the quartet exploring new sounds and new styles on what is their strongest effort yet.
With band members now scattered across the country, Mipso was finally able to get back together in person recently to craft a handful of music videos that accompany their new songs. They also recorded some live tracks to share with us.