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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

Recorded live in Austin by Do512 The Band Hippo Campus, Their album “Bashful Creatures” is an unabashedly fun guitar pop record that only grows more rich with each listen. Alright, listen. What I’m trying to say is that it’s pretty much perfect album .Favorite track: Suicide Saturday.

Hippo Campus performs “Little Grace” live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. Hippo Campus are kinda pop from Woodbury, Minnesota,

The four members of Hippo Campus are tucked into the couches in the corner of the Bad Waitress on Eat Street in Minneapolis, and throughout the interview they finish each other’s thoughts and feed off of each other’s frenetic, restless energy. The band met up between recording sessions for their almost-finished debut album, The Halocline, which is being produced by the guitarist Dustin Kiel (who most frequently performs with Dessa), and are clearly raring to get back into the studio to knock out the last few takes and start mixing it into the final product. The band Hippo Campus sound like Vampire Weekend. On the band’s one and only single, “Little Grace,” Sutton leads the quartet through a buoyant, beachy guitar jam that could easily be mistaken for a Vampire Weekend B-side, if only because his voice closely mirrors Ezra Koenig’s tone and inflection. But just don’t tell the band that they share similarities with that chart-topping indie band

Photo: Press

Though they have only been performing together for a year, the four musicians in Hippo Campus have already spent time refining their skills in other bands—Lussen and bassist Zach Sutton played together in Whistle Kid, while Stocker and Allen were in a band called Northern. The four met up at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and became fast friends, which eventually led to them forming an exciting new project.check out the EP Bashful Creature available on bandcamp