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Hippo Campus Release New Song ‘Passenger,’ Announce US Fall Tour w The Districts

Today Minneapolis’ Hippo Campus release their first new material since last year’s warm glow EP. The standalone-single, “Passenger,” is a pensive, slow-burning indie pop gem. Produced by regular-collaborator BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Francis & The Lights), the song borrows from the more serene and deliberate moments of 2017’slandmark, while showcasing the band’s ever-increasing knack for soaring melody and dynamics.

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“Passenger was written in the winter of 2017 after the first four months of touring on landmark,” says singer/guitarist Jake Luppen. “Lyrically the themes deal with the challenges of growing alongside the person you love. For this song in particular I tried to challenge myself to write a more complex chord progression to sing to. I started off with a TR-8 groove and the rest followed pretty naturally.”

It’s fitting the single was written after a stint on the road, as its release heralds another touring announcement: a massive run across the United States in some of the biggest rooms the band has ever played. Indeed, Hippo Campus will be stopping at Terminal 5 in New York City, The Riv in Chicago, Stubbs in Austin, TX and so many more iconic venues that dot the US. They will be joined by special guests The Districts each night. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Upcoming Shows:

07/07 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival

07/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

07/18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *

08/22 – London, UK – Omeara

8/23 – London, UK – Omeara

08/24 – Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK

08/26 – Reading Festival – Reading, UK

10/05 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater ^

10/06 – Chicago, IL – Riviera

10/09 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant ^

10/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater ^

10/12 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works ^

10/13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade ^

10/15 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel ^

10/16 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^

10/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 ^

10/21 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom ^

10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^

10/24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^

10/27 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^

10/28 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall ^

10/30 – Durham, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^

11/02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall ^

11/03 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues ^

11/05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Jones Assembly ^

11/06 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ^

11/07 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall ^

11/09 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s ^

11/10 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^

11/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre

11/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre

* Supporting Sylvan Esso

^ w/Districts

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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