Welcome to Fuzzable’s crush alerts. A section of our site where we bring you the hottest celebrities and influencers. We want to provide you with a reason to be able to take a break from your busy day and revel in our crushes greatness. On this edition of Crush Alert, we’re bringing your attention to one of the hottest indie-rock bands around: Hippo Campus!
Who is Hippo Campus and why do we have a crush on them?
Hippo Campus is a band from St. Paul, Minnesota that formed in 2013, right after they finished high school. Signed to Grand Jury Records, the band has released two albums, Landmark and Bambi, as well as several EPs, including the ever-so-great Bashful and South.
But the real reason we’ve got a crush on this band? They’ve done everything in their power to bring attention to issues and causes — including while touring.
On their current tour, the band is partnering with Head Count, an organization that aims to help people register to vote, and Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization dedicated to helping end gun violence in the US. In the past, they’ve also teamed up to sell t-shirts, whose profits went to Everytown for Gun Safety.
hi y'all- we're excited to partner with @Everytown and @HeadCountOrg on select dates along the bambi tour. stop by a volunteer table at our shows to register to vote and learn more about how you can get involved in putting an end to gun violence. can't wait to see ya on the road! pic.twitter.com/1z4PAYLGVa
— hippo campus (@thehalocline) October 5, 2018
They’ve also teamed up with To Be Human Co. and helped promote t-shirts, where all of the profits go to organizations that aid refugees and victims of sexual assault.
girls are strong as hell. we're proud to support To Be Human Co's mission of healing and empowerment. To Be Human Co donates all profits to organizations that aid refugees and sexual assault victims. learn more below.
— hippo campus (@thehalocline) October 15, 2018
But their incredible work is icing on a cake — their music is phenomenal, well-thought-out and thought-provoking. We also can never get over how incredibly talented these guys are.
Check out these photos of Hippo Campus being completely crush-worthy!
Hippo Campus are also becoming much more aware of their place within the #MeToo movement. In an interview with John Norris from Billboard, the band says they recognize that their fanbase is mostly composed of women and want to move away from the idea that a band whose fanbase is majority female is somehow less worthy of being seen as capable musicians.
And I think what people often fail to see too is that a young woman’s relationship to her music is one of the most beautiful things. It’s so intense, it’s so personal. Very vulnerable. – Jake Luppen
In the same interview, they say they want to learn about combating toxic masculinity — they say Bambi is vulnerable and that it stems from a personal place.
But we should all be talking about this, and questioning and feeling things about it. And in our line of work, it should be a topic that’s considered in our songs, in what we portray, it should be a part of what we do. – Whistler Allen
Check out “Bambi” by Hippo Campus:
Hippo Campus is composed of five guys who are using their platform to bring attention to issues that matter to them and their fans. They’re bringing attention to issues like gun violence, sexual assault, the #MeToo movement and the importance of voting.
It’s important to recognize artists who use their platform to try to better the world — people who go out of their way to raise awareness of injustices in the world are people who deserve to be recognized for all the good work they do.
So thank you, Hippo Campus, for being awesome (and totally, 100% crush-worthy).