Hippo Campus is an indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota. They are signed to Grand Jury Records in the United States and Transgressive Records in the UK. They have performed at South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Red Rocks, Conan, and Reading and Leeds. They have also played support shows for large-scale acts such as My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, The Mowgli’s, Walk the Moon, and JR JR. Hippo Campus are currently supporting Little Comets on their UK tour. The first date of the tour was on 12th February 2016 in Leeds.
In April, 2016, Hippo Campus was announced as one of the bands selected to perform at the 2016 iteration of Rock the Garden.
Hippo Campus includes Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar/vocals), Zach Sutton (bass), and Whistler Allen (drums/vocals). On the streets they are commonly known as Turntan, Stitches, Espo, and Beans. The band met at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where they all attended high school and many of Hippo Campus’s members played in other bands (Blatant Youth/Whistle Kid; Danger, Will Robinson/Northern) before uniting under the Hippo Campus banner.