Hippo Campus

Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota is one of my current band crushes: Hippo Campus. Though Landmark, their debut album, isn't a departure from their earlier EP's, the jangling riff-fueled numbers are melodic and fun and tender. They're not reinventing the wheel here, yet I can't help but sway along and sometimes that enough.

Personal faves: Monsoon, Buttercup, and Poems.