Hippo Campus Share "Buttercup" Animated Video, Announce Planned Parenthood

Hippo Campus Share "Buttercup" Animated Video, Announce Planned Parenthood

Hippo Campus share New Kaleidoscopic Animated Video For
landmark Album Cut “Buttercup
Announce Partnership With Planned Parenthood
On Upcoming US Tour, Kicking Off Today
Advance Sellout Shows in LA at The Fonda, NYC at Brooklyn Steel,
Chicago at Vic Theater & More (dates here or below)
60+ Million landmark Streams|100+ Million Streams Worldwide
Debut Album landmark Out Now On Grand Jury Music

“phenomenal live. One of the best bands in the United States” – BBC Radio 1, Huw Stephens
“Blissful indie rock” – Rolling Stone
With lyrics that deal with the ghosts of past selves, the final product is forward thinking.” – NPR
“… the Minnesota quartet oscillates between melancholic lo-fi gems and colorful, energetic tracks, think Ezra Koenig fronting Real Estate.– VICE’s Noisey


Hippo Campus’ trajectory continues to steadily ascend, playing to over-capacity crowds of enraptured fans at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza last summer, and headlining the Minnesota State Fair in their hometown. Having sold out their winter/spring landmark release tour last year, the band is hitting the road again for a slew of upcoming US dates, including advance sell out shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre, Chicago’s Vic Theater, Seattle’s Neptune Theatre and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. To celebrate the first day of tour, the band has released a brand new mesmerizingly kaleidoscopic animated video for landmark album cut, “Buttercup,” directed by Noah Farrar.
Hippo Campus has additionally announced a partnership with Planned Parenthood on the tour, which will see staff members and volunteers at select dates answering questions, handing out Planned Parenthood merch, and more. Of the partnership, Hippo Campus’ Jake Luppen explains, “Hippo Campus stands with Planned Parenthood’s belief that it’s a fundamental right of every person to manage their own fertility regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, income, marital status, or race. We’ve seen first hand the support they’ve given to the young women in our lives. In such dark and confusing times, we believe Planned Parenthood is making a positive change in the world and we stand with them.”
Watch the video for “Buttercup”

“Buttercup” was directed by fellow MN native Noah Farrar, with animation help from Aaron Yankowiak – the other half of their creative team, dolorundu. Of the video Farrar explains,
“We wanted it to sort of parallel the carefree, ambitious, and rebellious feeling (Buttercup) gives off. A lot of the colors and elements throughout the video are depictions from the album cover and symbols within it, which was something that we all definitely wanted to play off of.”
The band surprise dropped their warm glow EP last fall via Grand Jury Music., which featured fan favorite “baseball.” The band’s critically acclaimed debut album landmark debuted at #2 Heatseekers Chart with accolades from both Bob Boilen + Robin Hilton of NPR Music, Noisey, NYLON, PAPER, The Creator’s Project, Paste, and was BBC Radio 1’s Greg James’ Tune of the Week. Hippo Campus has eclipsed 100 million worldwide streams, landmark accounting for 60 million of them. They gave a great performance of album single “way it goes” on CONAN, have radio sessions with WFUV and WXPN World Cafe and called one of NPR Music’s Favorite New Artists Of 2017.
Be sure to catch Hippo Campus’ return to the stage and experience their captivating live show before it sells out!

photo credit: Jake Haseldine
Hippo Campus Tour Dates
1/16: Bozeman, MT @ Rialto Theatre – SOLD OUT
1/18: Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
1/19: Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre – SOLD OUT
1/20: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
1/22: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
1/23: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
1/25: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda – SOLD OUT
1/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
1/29: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
1/31: Denver, CO @ Gothic
2/1: Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
2/2: Columbia, MO @ Blue Note
2/6: Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
2/7: Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theater
2/9: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf’s Den
2/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
2/11: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
2/13: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
2/14: Albany, NY @ Lucky Strike Social
2/16: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre – SOLD OUT
2/17: St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theater – SOLD OUT

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