Minnesota-based indie-rock band Hippo Campus is set to play at the Bishop on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The four-piece band has been touring across the country all year, playing at festivals like Lollapalooza and Made in America and still having time to release new music. The band’s been touring with groups like Modest Mouse and My Morning Jacket, and is now in the middle of September tour across college towns.
Fans and critics alike say that the band sounds similar to Vampire Weekend, and while the comparison is accurate, the bands both share a lead singer that isn’t afraid the reach higher octaves and afro-pop melodies, Hippo Campus comes from a more hard rock background, which is evident in some of their music.
The band is set to release a second EP, following their critically-acclaimed Bashful Creatures, on Oct. 2 via Grand Jury Records, putting their studies on hold to record new music and support Jr. Jr. (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr) on a country-wide tour.
American Wrestlers is opening for Hippo Campus, scheduled to take the stage at 9 p.m. The brainchild of Gary McClure, the one-man band’s lo-fi vibes will be sure to start the night on the right note.
Tickets are $10 and $18 at the door and the show is 18+