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Hippo Campus – “Bambi”

Band members Jake Luppen, Nathan Stocker, Zach Sutton, Whistler Allen and DeCarlo Jackson met attending the Saint Paul Conservatory For Performing Arts in Minnesota. Initally playing in different bands, they adopted their moniker in 2013. They opened for The Mowgli’s and Walk The Moon, played festivals such as Lollapalooza and Reading and Leeds and released their debut EP “Bashful Creatures” in 2014.

The title track of their upcoming album, which is due to drop on September 28th, is an effervescent slice of their signature alt-pop sound. Driven by a drum computer beat, the airy synths and the ever-changing added sounds create a sunny soundscape. The wide-ranging vocals of lead-singer Jake Luppen go from a laid-back smoothness to falsetto with ease, forming a catchy, refreshing groove.

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