North Carolina-based band Mipso started out as a string quartet in the college town of Chapel Hill. In 2015, their album Old Time Reverie debuted at number one on the Billboard bluegrass chart. But, their forthcoming album, Coming Down The Mountain, sees the band marrying their string sensibilities and lush harmonies with drums and electric instruments for a more folk-rock feel. While Mipso’s new sound harkens back to music of the late '60s and early '70s, lyrically the album tackles many of the issues that confront society today.
When a plane crashes on a mountaintop Chris wants to plunder the wreckage. His older brother Zachary has given up mountain guide work but goes along rather than letting his brother risk it alone. The only survivor is a Hindu girl who Chris wants to kill. Zachary fights him off. While Chris steals from the dead passengers, Zachary prepares a sled to take the girl down the mountain.
Marillion will continue their Live Series releases throughout 2018 on digital platforms and limited edition CD.