Hippo Campus Takes Us Into Anti-Nuclear Family Dinner In “Boyish”

Childhood memories of daydreaming, parental pessimism, and distracted siblings.

Photo: Hippo Campus - boyish (Official Music Video) YouTube

Photo: Hippo Campus – boyish (Official Music Video) YouTube

“Singing to the drunks like our momma did / All we ever knew is what we didn’t have” chants Hippo Campus frontman, Jake Luppen. The Minnesota-made band, Hippo Campus, builds a dynamic and fractured picture of growing up in their track “Boyish.” The video follows the quartet attending a dinner party of peaches with an anti-nuclear family. The lyrics are built on a language of their own – there are scattered details, but they capture the nostalgic essence of spending your childhood days imagining in the bedlam of parental and sibling shenanigans. The opens us with a series of explosive chords and pulsing drums superimpose us with a whopping sense of playfulness:

Comprised of Jake Luppen (frontman), Nathan Stocker (guitar/vocals), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drums/vocals), Hippo Campus formed back in 2013 and released their first EP, Bashful Creatures in 2014. “Boyish” is from their upcoming debut album, Landmark, which will be released in February 24, 2017. They will start touring next year.

Europe 2017 tour

1/27 – Thekla (Bristol, UK)

1/28 – Sound Control (Manchester, UK)

1/29 – Stereo (Glasgow, UK)

1/31 – Belgrave Music Hall (Leeds, UK)

2/1 – Dingwalls (London, UK)

North America 2017 tour

2/15 – The Sanctuary (Fargo, ND, USA)

2/16 – The Waiting Room Lounge (Omaha, NE, USA)

2/17 – The Record Bar (Kansas City, MO, USA)

2/18 – Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO, USA)

2/20 – Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

2/21 – Top Hat Lounge (Missoula, MT, USA)

2/23 – The Cobalt (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

2/24 – Neumos (Seattle, WA, USA)

2/25 – Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

2/28 – Slims (San Francisco, CA, USA)

3/2 – House of Blues (San Diego, CA, USA)

3/3 – Terargram Ballroom (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

3/4 – Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

3/11-12 – First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

3/22 – The Basement East (Nashville, TN, USA)

3/23 – The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA, USA)

3/24 – Visulite Theatre (Charlotte, NC, USA)

3/25 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

3/28 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

3/29 – Black Cat (Washington, DC, USA)

3/31 – Irving Plaza (New York, NY, USA)

4/1 – Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA, USA)

4/3 – Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON, Canada)

4/4 – The Loving Touch (Ferndale, MI, USA)

4/6 – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH, USA)

4/7 – Metro (Chicago, IL, USA)

4/8 – Majestic Theatre (Madison, WI, USA)