Hippo Campus hail from the up-and-coming indie rock scene of St. Paul (and its sister-city Minneapolis), MN. The band consists of Jake Luppen, Nathan Stocker, Zach Sutton and Whistler Allen, who all met while attending the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Their first EP, Bashful Creatures, was released in the fall of 2014, and another EP, South, released in 2015. Following up on the growing attention and acclaim, Hippo Campus released their debut album Landmark in early 2017 and have been touring worldwide since then. Recently they performed outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis before the city’s football team, the Vikings’, first game of the year.

Jake and Nate from Hippo Campus took time with B-Sides to talk about Landmark, their recent success, X Games and more.