Hippo Campus release video for “way it goes”

Hippo Campus release new video for "way it goes"
Photo by Alice Baxley

Fresh from a breakthrough 2016 which saw them announce their debut record, landmark, Hippo Campus have unveiled “way it goes” and it’s accompanying music video, directed by Hyper House, today. The single follows Hippo Campus’ recent singles “boyish” and “monsoon” which marked the band’s first studio recordings in over a year.

Discussing the new track, Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus offered:

“Set in early spring on a frozen lake in Cumberland, Wisconsin, “way it goes” was a moment of clarity; a realization that we are comedy. We exist in a world where our main news source is a social media website. Materialism is our dogma. We seek to control the way our peers perceive us. We engage social issues as a backdrop for our personal drama. It’s the rare moments when we can escape from this artificial reality, that really matter.”

The band’s forthcoming debut landmark was written and recorded over the past twelve months and produced by the fast-rising BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis & The Lights, Low). It will be released on February 24 through Grand Jury Music.

Following a near non-stop run since the band’s first dates outside of their hometown back at SXSW 2015 and tours with the likes of Real Estate, Walk The Moon, Saint Motel and Modest Mouse, the band kick off an international tour this month which includes a 2-night stint in their hometown of Minneapolis, performances at Bonnaroo & Bottlerock Festivals as well as stops in NYC, Los Angeles, DC, Philadelphia, Portland and more.

Hippo Campus 2017 Tour Dates:

1/27: Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/28: Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
1/29: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
1/31: Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
2/1: London, UK @ Dingwalls
2/15: Fargo ND @ Sanctuary Events Center,
2/16 : Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge
2/17: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
2/18: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater,
2/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court,
2/21: Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge,
2/23: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt,
2/24: Seattle, WA @ Neumos,
2/25: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom,
2/28: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
3/2: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/3: Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
3/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
3/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/12: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/22: Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
3/23: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Visulite Theater
3/25: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
3/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/29: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
31/3/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/1: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/3: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
4/4: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch,
4/6: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/7: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/8: Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
5/26-5/28: Napa, CA @ Bottlerock Festival
6/8-6/11: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo