Photo by Alice Baxley

Hippo Campus

Daily from March 11-12
6 p.m.
Indie Rock, Rock

Hippo Campus are already the biggest Twin Cities rock exports since Howler, and they appear poised to make even more noise. The fresh-faced quartet stirred national buzz fresh outta the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in 2013. Since then, they’ve rocked Conan, gigged around the U.K., and performed at Rock the Garden — with just two EPs to their name, no less. And now the hyper-polished, Vampire Weekend-channeling group are finally ready to drop their debut full-length, Landmark, due out next February on New York City-based indie Grand Jury Music (Twin Peaks, Esmé Patterson). Lead single “Boyish,” released in October, sees the Hippos skillfully tiptoeing the line between Pitchfork credibility and Cities 97 accessibility. Produced by BJ Burton (Low, Bon Iver) and recorded in El Paso, Texas, the new LP should balloon the young band’s Spotify plays, which already number in the millions. This two-night homecoming party lands in the middle of a 33-date tour of Europe and the U.S. All ages.