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“Blissful indie rock” – Rolling Stone
“With lyrics that deal with the ghosts of past selves, the final product is forward thinking.” – NPR
“phenomenal live. One of the best bands in the United States” – BBC Radio 1, Huw Stephens
“MUSICIANS TO WATCH IN 2017” – PAPER
“… the Minnesota quartet oscillates between melancholic lo-fi gems and colorful, energetic tracks, think Ezra Koenig fronting Real Estate.” – VICE’s Noisey
Hippo Campus’ trajectory continues to steadily ascend, playing to over-capacity crowds of enraptured fans at Bonnaroo & Lollapalooza as well as headlining the Minnesota State Fair in their hometown. Today, in addition to a slew of new tour dates spanning into 2018, the band has surprise dropped the brand new warm glow EP which features fan favorite “baseball”! Partially crafted during the landmark album sessions, Hippo Campus recently returned to the songs, this time also taking on production responsibilities them with landmark album producer BJ Burton at the mixing board. Available on digital DSPs only today, the physical 12″ version of EP as well as a landmark + warm glow deluxe package will be physically available on November 10 vla Grand Jury Music.
Guitarist/vocalist Nathan Stocker explains, “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 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.”
Hippo Campus’ critically acclaimed debut album landmark debuted at #2 Heatseekers Chart with critical acclaim from both Bob Boilen + Robin Hilton of NPR Music, Noisey, NYLON, PAPER, The Creator’s Project, Paste, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, etc. They have accrued more than 40M streams on DSPs, gave a great performance of album single “way it goes” on CONAN, have radio sessions with WFUV and WXPN World Cafe and called one of NPR Music’s Favorite New Artists Of 2017.
Following a sold out winter/spring landmark release tour, be sure to catch Hippo Campus return to the road with many chances to experience their captivating live show in a city near you this fall through 2018!
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