Hippo Campus releases single “Ride or Die” ahead of new album and televised concert on James Corden show


With their third album in less than a month, the Twin Cities Hippo Campus pop-rock quintet is stepping into high gear with a new single and a late-night TV appearance.

The group is scheduled to perform on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Wednesday (11:35 p.m., CBS). And the band released a slightly swaying and gently romantic new song just after midnight on Tuesday called “Ride or Die” – one of three tracks the band could play in Corden’s show that have already been released from the new album. .

These two other tracks, “Boys” and “Semi Pro”, were uploaded from October for the launch of “LP3”, which will be released on February 3 via New York label Grand Jury Music and is now available. to Pre-order. A video for “Semi Pro” was also recently released with footage shot at the SCH grounds in St. Paul Saints.

For “Ride or Die”, the Grand Jury sent a very limited edition flexidisc single to distributed free of charge Tuesday at independent record stores nationwide (including Down in the Valley, Eclipse, Barely Brothers, Electric Fetus, Mill City Sound, and Rock Paper Scissors in the Twin Cities). The group also posted a fun video for the song that cleverly shows them doing no good in a downtown alley.

“LP3” is the band’s first full album since “Bambi” in 2018, although the band released an EP last summer to help fans, titled “Good Dog, Bad Dream”.

In the meantime, the band members have been active with solo recordings, side projects such as last year’s album by Baby Boy, and other studio work producing for Miloe and Gully Boys. Oh yeah, and they also had this pandemic to deal with.

Speaking of: Hippo Campus is set to hit the road again from the European dates of the first week of February, which await the many different variations in overseas travel restrictions due to omicron. A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin Feb. 17 at the Sylvee in Madison, Wisconsin, and then end on April 23 at the Armory in Minneapolis. Good luck, boys.


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