NEWS: Hippo Campus Debut Virtual Reality Video w. The Creator's Project, Announce US Tour

June 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hippo Campus worked with prior Pixar Technical Director Najeeb Tarazi (Monsters University, Toy Story 3) for their latest video, breaking new ground by actually interacting with computer animation software as low-fi 3D scans. Playing with the entire concept of the technology, Hippo Campus create their own virtual reality playground for the techy new “western kids” video, released via The Creator’s Project today.

 

"We met Najeeb through our label Transgressive and fell in love with his portfolio. His style of animation had this really raw vibe about it that felt really unique.” The band explains. “It seemed perfect for us to convey the blurred lines of reality that "western kids" critiques in "age of excess."

 

Watch the video for “western kids” HERE

 

Hippo Campus’ trajectory steadily ascends as they take over stages on an international tour which saw them playing to an over-capacity rapturous crowd at Bonnaroo last week, playing Lollapalooza in August and with new Fall US dates announced today. The debut album landmark was released earlier this year via Grand Jury Music. It debuted at #1 New Alternative Chart, #2 Heatseekers Chart and #6 Current Alternative Chart with critical acclaim from both Bob Boilen + Robin Hilton of NPR Music, Noisey, NYLON, PAPER, Paste, BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, etc. They have accrued more than 12M streams on DSPs, gave a great performance of album single "way it goes" on CONAN, and gave ecstatic radio sessions with WFUV and WXPN World Cafe this week.

 

Produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis & The Lights, Low), landmark marks a true coming of age for the band, exploring an intimate world of universal concepts; love and loss, family and friendship, hope and self-doubt, amongst many others. A milestone at the time in life of which certain questions are answered, but so many more are asked. Following a 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, be sure to catch Hippo Campus live in a city near you!

 

Hippo Campus 2017 Tour Dates - BUY TICKETS HERE:

6/29: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest

7/8: Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Festival Park

8/2: Chicago, IL @ Reggies (Lolla After Party)

8/3: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

8/9: Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavillion

8/12: Bellvue, CO @ Mishawaka Ampitheatre

9/9- 9/10: St. Louis, MO @ Loufest

9/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful

9/30: Milan, Italy @ Tunnel

10/3: Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub

10/4: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

10/6: Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belguique

10/7: Paris, France @ Les Etoiles

10/9: Bristol, UK @ The Fleece

10/10: Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

10/12: London, UK @ Koko

10/13: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla

10/14: Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2

10/15: Glasgow, UK @ G2

10/26: Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater

10/27: Louisville, KY @ Headliner's Music Hall

10/28: Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre

10/30: Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge

10/31: Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM Performance Lab

11/2: Dallas, TX @ Trees

11/3: Austin, TX @ Mohawk

11/4: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

11/6: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

11/7: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club

11/9: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder

11/11: Gainesville, FL @ High Dive

11/13: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

11/14: Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater

11/15: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

11/17: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

11/18: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

 

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photo credit: Devin Smith


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