Minneapolis’ Hippo Campus came onto the scene last fall with their debut EP Bashful Creatures, garnering comparisons to Vampire Weekend with their lack of guitar effects and vocalist Jake Luppen’s Koenig-esque yelping. Now having opened for My Morning Jacket, Real Estate, and Modest Mouse, Hippo Campus are coming more into their own with the video for “Suicide Saturday,” a hooky pop-rock track off their Bashful Creatures EP. Director Balint Revesz’s video features all four band members flailing around with confetti, paint splatter, and silly string. It’s similar to the antics in this One Direction video, actually. Hippo Campus have that kind of pop potency, but will they reach that level of celebrity? Watch below and decide for yourself.
Bashful Creatures is out now on Grand Jury Music.