A spirited indie rock and roll quartet based from the Twin Metropolitan areas, Minneapolis’ Hippo Campus deliver angular and melodic guitar-driven pop that falls somewhere within the collegiate Afro-pop/garage area rock and roll of Vampire Weekend as well as the post-punk nerviness of Bombay Bike Club. The music group shaped in 2013, composed of frontman Jake Luppen, co-frontman/guitarist Nathan Stocker, bassist Zach Sutton, and drummer Whistler Allen (on-stage the music group uses the code brands Stitches, Coffee beans, Espo, and Turntan), most of whom fulfilled in senior high school in St. Paul. Hippo Campus lost short amount of time infiltrating the neighborhood scene, using their high-energy live units eventually attracting the interest of the administration group behind fellow Minnesotans Trampled by Turtles and Low. Hippo Campus got a slot machine at South by Southwest and came out on Conan before their 2014 debut EP, Bashful Creatures, that was made by Low’s Alan Sparhawk. The next year noticed them printer ink a cope with Common, which quickly released The Halocline EPs, which repackaged Bashful Creatures and another EP, South, using one disk. In March 2017, Hippo Campus released their long-awaited full-length debut, Landmark.