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LOKI’S FOLLY Announce Album Release Show at Minneapolis’ 7th St Entry on Feb 26th

Minneapolis indie-punk sibling trio Loki’s Folly are whimsically tackling government corruption in their catchy new single ‘Beaches and Peaches.’ The band examines the state of the world and its impending implosion while frenetic instrumentals build and pile up. After taking listeners on a journey through howling choruses and humorous cynicism, the song takes a brief reprieve and revisits the song’s hook, this time through a slow and swaying, tension-filled lens.” – Ones To Watch

Loki’s Folly play this odd and unique style of indie rock. Their new single, ‘Beaches and Peaches,’ has this playful and quirky quality that isn’t quite like anything you’ve heard before. I’m going to attribute how unique the song is to their ages. Not because they haven’t learned how play music, but more because they haven’t learned how not to play. It’s such an odd but fun arrangement of music. If I have to compare Loki’s Folly to anyone, I would say it’s a mash up of Jonathan Richman, Beat Happening, and The Shaggs.” – If It’s Too Loud

“‘Beaches and Peaches’ is instantly catchy, full of classic punk grievances like the corruption of “everything” and the punctuation of each verse line with a primal howl. The breakdown has twinkling bells and a well-timed slide whistle. Loki’s Folly are fully realized out the gates with a sound that is original and urgent. Their personalities are engrained in the notes.” – The Luna Collective

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Come See Indie-Punk (Sibling) Trio 
Loki’s Folly
Perform at Minneapolis’ 7th St Entry
on February 26th

Beaches and Peaches” Out Now

Debut Album – Sisu – out Feb 21 

Loki's Folly
LOKI’S FOLLY
Photo credit: Mika Larson

Where: 7th St Entry (N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402)
When: Sunday, February 26 (doors at 6pm)
Tickets/event info

FEBRUARY 7, 2023 [Minneapolis, MN] — Playing loud music that makes them happy, LOKI’S FOLLY, will be playing 7th St Entry in Minneapolis (N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402) on Sunday, February 26 in support of their debut album, Sisu [release date: February 21, 2023 via Kitten Robot Records]. Comprised of three siblings from South Minneapolis (Annie Kuchenmeister: age 21, guitarist and singer; Nissa: age 16, drummer and singer; and Oskar: age 12, bassist), each brings their own unique personality to the music, resulting linked together by an innate bond gelled from their shared upbringing. 

For their upcoming album release show, Loki’s Folly will be performing songs such as the compelling, high-octane “No Right” (which documents the frustration for the casual injustices women face every day), the indie rock outcry of “The Love Song,” and newest single “Beaches and Peaches” which The Indy Review praises, “There is something undeniably pure in sound and spirit in the music of Loki’s Folly. From the jolly, perfectly imperfect harmonizing, to the bouncy drum beat and jangly guitars, to lyrics like “I’m sitting on the beaches, eating peaches, the government is corrupt”, you can’t listen to this track and not smile. Coming in at under two minutes, Loki’s Folly are aiming for the title of the Next Great Garage Band,and they may already have my vote.”

Loki's Folly - The Love Song (Live at The Current)
LOKI’S FOLLY – “The Love Song” (Live at The Current)

Initially born from Annie and Nissa’s lessons at celebrated guitar store Twin Town Guitars with Oskar adding beats to the fledgling band, Loki’s Folly really took off when folks outside of the practice space started taking notice and helped them graduate from adolescent play to fully realized “folly.” The siblings’ energetic and passionate live shows have since garnered a devoted fan base from longtime Minnesota musicians, including Soul Asylum, Haley, Gramma’s Boyfriend, The Melismatics, and Ryan and Pony who have all asked them to support their hometown shows. Loki’s Folly were also invited to perform on a special edition of The Current’s Local Show with Andrea Swensson in late 2019 and in January 2020 were a part of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2019 showcase. 

“A lot of these songs were written during sleepovers in each other’s rooms, often while sharing new music with each other and dreaming about writing songs like the ones we would listen to,” Annie says. She also adds that most of the songs on the album have very personal connections and are portraying a lot of the things they find “difficult to communicate” in regular interactions. For instance, the fuzzed-out “Appease the Girl,” which features Soul Asylum‘s Dave Pirner on guitar, is a song Annie wrote describing what it’s like having to navigate the world as an autistic person. Overall, Sisu offers a captivating view of the complex emotional landscape that we’ve come to know as modern adolescence, but it does so with freeing, punky abandon.  

Loki’s Folly
Sisu 
Album Artwork

Loki’s Folly 
Sisu 
Album

Tracklist:
1. “The Love Song
2. “Castle On The Moon”
3. “Truth Or Dare:
4. “Appease The Girl
5. “Little Mermaid
6. “Poison Heart”
7. “Don’t Come Back”
8. “Hiding In Plain Sight”
9. “Into The Darkness
10. “Trickster”
11. “No Right
12. “Beaches and Peaches

The band recorded Sisu at a few different places, starting off at Flowers Studio recording three songs with Ryan Smith and Ed Ackerson (Motion City Soundtrack, The Replacements, The Jayhawks) shortly before he passed. The trio recalls their time working with Ackerson as, “One of the most amazing experiences in the world.” They then spent a day at IPR and recorded eight more songs with Kevin Bowe (Paul Westerberg and the Replacements) and Smith. They also recorded “The Little Mermaid” in their basement with their cousin Russell Mark while he was visiting from Los Angeles. The band also had the opportunity to work with John Fields (Pink, Miley Cyrus, Andrew W.K., and Demi Lovato) who helped them find ways to work creatively while doing all the mixing remotely during the pandemic.

Since the songs on their debut are a culmination of work from their childhood, Sisu (a Finnish word that roughly translates to inner strength or one’s ability to push through and overcome difficult experiences) is the perfect description of what the band has gone through leading up to this release. With the release of the album finally coming up, Annie says it has been an amazing experience getting to have this album literally “grow up” with them and the trio is excited to finally get to share these songs that they’ve been working on for so long.   

Beaches and Peaches
LOKI’S FOLLY – “Beaches and Peaches”

Tickets for Loki’s Folly’s upcoming 7th St Entry show on Sunday, February 26 can be found HERELoki’s Folly’s debut album Sisu will be released on February 21, 2023 via Kitten Robot Records. Beaches and Peaches” is available on all streaming platforms now. 

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