After three years, I finally had the chance to catch Mipso when they stopped at the Fine Line on November 1st and it was everything that I could have dreamed of. The band is currently on an extensive tour of the U.S. following the release of their new album, Book of Fools, that came out in late August. Mipso perfectly blends classic Americana with modern indie folk to create a vibrant, emotion-packed sound.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the openers, Humbird, are Minneapolis locals despite sharing a large portion of the tour with Mipso. Humbird filled the room with their full bodied, rich sound and intimate lyrics that share incredibly important themes. A personal favorite of mine was, “Summer Storm for Charlotte”, which tells the story of lead singer, Siri Undlin, and her five year old neighbor during the George Floyd riots of 2020, something that hits incredibly close to home for us Minneapolis locals. The pair teased the release of new music sometime this spring, so I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it!
With the room properly warmed up, Mipso took the stage and delivered a set full of a lovely energy that made attendees feel like family. I adored watching the entire room dance through the hour and a half long set. Although my personal favorites did not make the setlist, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of the show and will definitely be committing time to listen to their full discography this winter.
There are still a couple of weeks left on the Book of Fools tour, however, if you aren’t able to make any of the dates this fall, Mipso will be back for round two this spring. Don’t miss them!