[ALBUM REVIEW] Hippo Campus - Bashful Creatures

Hippo Campus are guitarist and vocalist Jake Luppen, bassist Zach Sutton, drummer Whistler Allen and guitarist Nathan Stocker. They are all from Minnesota and signed to Transgressive. Their debut-ep is called Bashful Creatures and it is a journey in a light-indie landscape where exotic sunshine lights up seven beautiful songs.

The ep begins with Sophie So, a charming track where a guitar riff that reminds Bombay Bicycle Club' sound is the perfect ground to a voice with glares of Kooks' Luke Pitchard. Little Grace is a joyful song just like Souls that has inflections of Vampire Weekends. Suicide Saturday is more sad with a dream-pop background, Opportunistic and the title-track maintain the fashination and happyness of the rest of the ep.

Hippo Campus Tour Dates:

Jul 31 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Aug 06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
Aug 12 Peabody Opera House St Louis, MO
Aug 13 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
Aug 14 Summer Sounds Festival Cedarburg, WI
Aug 15 Summer Set Music & Camping Festival Somerset, WI
Aug 22 Cultivate Festival Minneapolis, MN
Aug 28 Bramham Park Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 30 Little John's Farm Reading, United Kingdom
Sep 06 Made in America Philadelphia, PA
Sep 08 Cafe 939 at Berklee Boston, MA
Sep 10 Club Metronome Burlington, VT
Sep 12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Sep 13 The Basement Columbus, OH
Sep 15 The Bishop Bloomington, IN
Sep 16 The Pike Room Pontiac, MI
Sep 17 Ignition Music Goshen, IN
Sep 18 LIVE on King Street Madison, WI
Sep 18 Live on King Street Madison, WI
Sep 19 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA
Oct 03 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Oct 06 Neumos Seattle, WA
Oct 07 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Oct 09 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
Oct 10 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 16 Mohawk Austin, TX
Oct 18 Warehouse Live Studio Houston, TX
Oct 20 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Oct 22 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
Oct 23 Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center Atlanta, GA
Oct 24 Deep Roots Festival HippoMilledgeville, GA

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