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Minneapolis indie pop band Hippo Campus will release their debut full-length album landmark via Grand Jury Music (US) and Transgressive Records (UK). Recorded by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso) at Sonic Ranch, the album retains the same relentless energy and impeccable musicianship that animated 2015’s Bashful Creatures and South EPs, but finds the band searching for a more mature approach to songwriting touching upon topics such as the complexities of seemingly simple relationships, politicized web presences and glorified suffering.

The band recently released infectious album single “boyish” and tender vocals wash over the lush, almost hypnotic instrumentation on “monsoon”, out today. Revealing another layer of their artistry, the unabashedly honest song tackles the conflicting layers of guilt that can be unavoidable when coping with the death of a loved one. Guitarist/vocalist Nathan Stocker shares, “The words in ‘monsoon’ deal with the death of a family member and the surprising lack of devastating grief. There was joy in the life that had been lived, instead of regret for what could’ve been. The monsoon itself became a metaphor for not experiencing that familiar and widely expressed “it should’ve been me” feeling, and trying to tackle that conflicting guilt; the guilt of not feeling guilty.

2017 Live Dates
2/15: Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary
2/16: Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
2/17: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
2/18: Denver, CO @ Bluebird
2/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/21: Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
2/23: Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt
2/24: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
2/25: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
2/28: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/2: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/3: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
3/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/12: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/22: Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
3/23: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite Theater
3/25: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
3/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/29: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
3/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/1: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/3: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
4/4: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
4/6: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/7: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/8: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre

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