Whistler Allen, a Minnesota native, began playing drums when he was four years old. He attended various art schools throughout grade, middle, and high school, and for over a decade was an active member of Circus Juventus, a youth circus in Saint Paul, MN. Whistler had plans to study astronomy at the University of Hawaii, but decided instead to stay in the Twin Cities and focus his creative energy as a founding member of the internationally-acclaimed indie rock band, Hippo Campus. Whistler is an avid producer, songwriter, and visual artist, and some of the band's earliest demos were produced and recorded by him in his basement. Whistler and Hippo Campus are on upward trajectory with over 160M streams on DSPs worldwide and over 70K singles and 50K albums sold to date. Whistler is humbled to be a part of the Paiste family and is looking forward to embarking an extensive tour of the United States and Europe this fall with Hippo Campus in support of their sophomore release, Bambi.