Formed in the summer of 2013, Hippo Campus is a four-piece indie rock group from St. Paul, Minnesota. Members Jake Luppen (lead vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drums) all attended high school together and started the band post-graduation.
Hippo Campus’s debut EP, Bashful Creatures, was released this past November, and it is by far one of my favorites. The EP combines light and airy instrumentals with powerful vocals creating a unique sound that is hard to come by, especially from such young musicians.
Having been featured on SIRIUS XM’s Alt-18, the fourth track off the EP, Suicide Saturday is shaping up to be a late summer hit on a ton of alternative stations, however every song is definitely worth a listen.