Album Alert: Hippo Campus’ ‘Bambi’ Is A Record For Self-Psychoanalysis & Dancing

Bambi’s out in the wild

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media

Minnesota-bred quintet Hippo Campus has finally unleashed their sophomore record Bambi out in the world – and it’s a collage of every internal/external joys and issues that all of us can relate. From baring their vulnerability with “Anxious” (a song that they describe it as “scribbling of all my social anxieties”) to dissecting doomed relationships with “Why Even Try,” Bambi sums up all of your 99 problems in one 10-track journey. Stream below:

The record does not muse over one’s personal problems, but it also captures the #MeToo movement and gender perceptions that are changing in today’s society. While Hippo Campus didn’t really move to Chacachacare (desert island, not as fun as it sounds), they had dodge the social media bullet to make Bambi. “Social media promotes this weird non-reality when it comes to artists and bands, where they get put up on a pedestal and treated like some kind of upgraded human. We’d much rather make community happen with our fans, which is the whole reason we started this in the first place.” shared the band.

The quintet will embark on a longass tour starting next month, so go holla at them:

North America 2018

10/5 – Pabst Theater (Milwaukee, WI, USA)

10/6 – Riviera (Chicago, IL, USA)

10/8 – The Crofoot (Pontiac, MI, USA)

10/9 – Pageant (St. Louis, MO, USA)

10/10 – Madison (Covington, KY, USA)

10/12 – Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN, USA)

10/13 – Masquerade (Atlanta, GA, USA)

10/15 – Oragne Peel (Asheville, NC, USA)

10/16 – Newport Music Hall (Columbus, OH, USA)

10/18 – Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

10/19 – Terminal 5 (New York, NY, USA)

10/21 – Town Ballroom (Buffalo, NY, USA)

10/22 – Stage AE (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

10/24 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC, USA)

10/27 – House of Blues (Boston, MA, USA)

10/28 – College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT, USA)

10/30 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

10/31 – Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC, USA)

11/2 – Iron City Music Hall (Birmingham, AL, USA)

11/3 – House of Blues (New Orleans, LA, USA)

11/5 – Jones Assembly (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)

11/6 – Paper Tiger (San Antonio, TX, USA)

11/7 – Canton Hall (Dallas, TX, USA)

11/9 – Stubb’s (Austin, TX, USA)

11/10 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

11/23 – Palace Theatre (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

11/24 – Palace Theatre (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

North America 2019

1/25 – The Truman (Kansas City, MO, USA)

1/26 – Ogden (Denver, CO, USA)

1/28 – Sunshine Theater (Santa Fe, NM, USA)

1/29 – The Van Buren (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

2/1 – Novo (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

2/2 – Fox Theatre (San Francisco, CA, USA)

2/4 – Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR, USA)

2/6 – Neptune Theater (Seattle, WA, USA)

2/7 – Neptune Theater (Seattle, WA, USA)

2/8 – Imperial (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Europe 2019

2/14 – O2 Ritz (Manchester, UK)

2/15 – The Garage (Glasgow, UK)

2/16 – The Riverside (Newcastle, UK)

2/18 – Institute (Birmingham, UK)

2/19 – Dublin Academy Green Room (Dublin, Ireland)

2/21 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London, UK)

2/23 – SWX (Bristol, UK)

2/24 – Concorde 2 (Brighton, UK)

2/26 – Botanique/Rotonde (Brussels, Belgium)

2/27 – Luxor (Cologne, Germany)

2/28 – La Maroqunerie (Paris, France)

3/1 – Tolhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

3/3 – Lido (Berlin, Germany)

3/4 – Molotow (Hamburg, Germany)

3/5 – Hotel Cecil (Copenhagen, Denmark)