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After a short run of shows in Europe this year, Hippo Campus returned in October 2017 to take in more dates in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France, the recent debut album landmark is now released!

Have you ever had one of those moments when listening to an album where you think, “This might not be aimed at me — hell, it’s probably aimed a few miles away from me,” but it connects regardless? Bambi is one of those albums. Hippo Campus have been a bit of a mystery.  After selling records at Bonnaroo and having their title be the most coveted on all three days , I couldn’t wrap my head around what type of band they were and how they were able to captivate their audience.

Let’s not beat around the bush here, they make pop music — but they make pop music that’s just the right amount of nostalgic while staying deeply rooted in futurism. Bambi is a genuine risk that, admittedly, may have attributed to why this album flew so far under the radar. Regardless, this record is a bold and genuinely enjoyable move by a young band exploring every possible avenue.

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St. Paul, Minnesota indie foursome Hippo Campus have dropped their first new material since last autumn’s ‘warm glow’ EP and earlier ‘Landmark’ full-length.

Titled ‘Passenger’, the stand-alone track is out now via Transgressive Records.

Passenger was written in the winter of 2017 after the first four months of touring on landmark,” says singer/guitarist Jake Luppen. “Lyrically the themes deal with the challenges of growing alongside the person you love. For this song in particular I tried to challenge myself to write a more complex chord progression to sing to. I started off with a TR-8 groove and the rest followed pretty naturally.”

2017 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Minnesota indie rock outfit Hippo Campus. The St. Paul natives, who released their debut album, Landmark, and a massively busy summer of festivals, have released a brand new EP titled “Warm Glow”. The band will tour the new release into 2018 with a month-long tour between January and February.

Their debut album Landmark came out in February, and then they’re about to set off on a headline tour of Europe and North America! So it seemed now was the window to get out some new music from them, cue Warm Glow. It features a long-time favourite, Baseball, which is backed up with two brand new songs – Traveler and Warm Glow.

“We had wanted to start writing and recording again after tour and these songs were staring us in the face ever since our first wave of writing sessions for landmark. So we went to Pachyderm studios this summer to get ’em down within a live setting, which was a return to the process of our first two EP’s. There were many blueprints (demos on demos) for ‘baseball’, having gone through a rigorous audition process for ‘landmark’, and ‘warm glow‘ was, at one time, going to be the closing track of the album. It’d be a lie to say we had this EP figured out from the beginning, but plans are overrated anyhow.”

Grand Jury Records has signed some talented artists in the past few years (including Day Wave and Mothers). One of their recent up and coming signings is a four-person indie-rock outfit from Minnesota called Hippo Campus. Don’t let the name fool you — the band creates timeless, dreamy soundscapes.

debut album “Landmark” available february 24th 2017

u.k. tour
1/27: bristol, uk | tix
1/28: manchester, uk | tix
1/29: glasgow, uk | tix
1/31: leeds, uk | tix
2/1: london, uk | tix

Following the release of “Boyish”, Hippo Campus’s debut album landmark is going to be out 24th February, of course featuring the song Boyish for which a video has also been released today! The video can be seen below
We’re going to have a limited edition of the album available on orange LP as well as a CD edition,

the debut album ‘landmark
At the beginning of next year, it will also be possible to see the band live in the UK, they’ll be doing the following 5 shows.

27 January – Thekla in Bristol (Tickets)
28 January – Sound Control in Manchester (Tickets)
29 January – Stereo in Glasgow (Tickets)
31 January – Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds (Tickets)
1 February – Dingwalls in London (Tickets)