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Sibling Indie-Punk Trio Loki’s Folly Speaks on “Trickster” Characters In New Video

Loki’s Folly Is the Gen Z Grunge Band You Need to Be Paying Attention To.” – Teen Vogue

“’Trickster’ is a tight, nervy, and punky effort, soaked in distorted guitars and pounding piano. The band sounds joyous and raucous together, with Annie and Nissa bringing out both howling rapid-fire deliveries and sharp pop harmonies. The sound of the track places the band squarely in the lineage of ‘90s riot grrrl acts like Sleater Kinney, but they also imbue the song with a unique rowdy humor. That combination of charm and winking mischief extends equally to the lyrics, which find the band inhabiting the role of the titular trickster.”Under The Radar

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

Contents

Indie-Punk (Sibling) Trio 
Loki’s Folly
Speaks On Lessons Learned from
Trickster” Characters In New Video
Premieres With Under The Radar

Band’s Magnetizing Debut Album Sisu Out Now

Performing at Minneapolis’ Eagle #34 on June 24 
(7:30pm doors, 8:00pm music / 21+ / $15)

JUNE 13, 2023 [Minneapolis, MN] — “On the surface, this song is about all the ‘trickster’ characters we know from our favorite childhood stories like Anansi, Monkey King, Joker, and, of course, Loki,” says Annie Kuchenmeister (age 22, guitarist and singer) of indie-punk sibling band LOKI’S FOLLY about their new music video, “Trickster,” which is out today on Kitten Robot Records. ”These are characters we love for how they force others to question themselves and define what is good for them. On a deeper level, it is about facing tough challenges that maybe you don’t really want to go through but that teach you more about who you are and what kind of person you’re going to be.” 

Loki's Folly - "Trickster" (Official Music Video)
LOKI’S FOLLY – “Trickster” Official Music Video

“Trickster” follows the release of their “Don’t Come Back” video (about escaping a toxic situation or relationship that you recognize in retrospect) and their high-spirited “Beaches and Peaches” video – the latter of which the band (comprised of Annie, Nissa: age 17, drummer and singer; and Oskar: age 12, bassist and singer) explained to Teen Vogue was chosen “exactly for its silliness.”

Incorporating scenes from their Minneapolis neighborhood including East River Flat’s Park, Hennepin Island, and Father Hennepin Bluff Park, the video for “Trickster” offers a glimpse into their stomping grounds while also presenting lyrics that talk about testing their own moral limits (“I got a little plan here’s what I’m gonna do / I’m gonna make you fall in love play a game of who’s who / I’m gonna make you fight and I’m gonna make you cry / I’m gonna make you wanna stab him in the eye”).

For their upcoming show at Eagle #34 in Minneapolis (2507 E 25th St. Minneapolis, MN 5540) on Saturday, June 24, Loki’s Folly will be performing album tracks such as “The Love Song” (decreeing the toll that bullying has on someone), the high-octane “No Right” (which documents the frustration for the casual injustices women face every day), and the fuzzed-out “Appease the Girl,” which features Soul Asylum‘s Dave Pirner on guitar and is a song Annie wrote about navigating the world as an autistic person. “The song itself is a song I wrote describing the autistic meltdowns I would have in school and the lack of response or care from the adults at the school in that situation,” she explained.   

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

What The Press Is Saying:
With such wide ranging influences, it’s no surprise that the trio’s angular, energetic sound is hard to pin down, but it’s all driven by pure punk angst, stylish indie abandon, and a flare for unconventional song structure. It’s a compelling combination that makes Loki’s Folly one of the most unexpected and inspiring releases so far in 2023.” The Big Takeover

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

The album Sisu is a real mix of styles combining the anger and attitude of riot grrrl with the fuzzy instrumentation of 90s indie and a good dose of punk rock energy. The tracks are a collated history of the band- songs that have been written at various points along their journey to honing their style and sound. As a result, there’s a juxtaposition between more playground, sing-a-long jaunty tracks and their heavier, more sophisticated counterparts which makes for one very eclectic album.” – Punktuation! Magazine

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.” – The Indy Review

A culmination of the songs on their debut album (Sisu – out now) were originally recorded around 2017, with the rest from 2019 and on, and Annie says that most of their inspiration came from “personal experiences in their childhood and teen years” since that is when they were writing the songs, as well as “from movies, TV shows, books, and comic books that we were reading at the time.” She also adds that most of the songs on the album have very personal connections and portray a lot of the things they find “difficult to communicate.”  

Loki's Folly album cover
Loki’s Folly 
Sisu 
Album Artwork

Loki’s Folly 
Sisu 
Album Artwork

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

Loki’s Folly’s video for “Trickster” is out now. The debut album Sisu is also now available on all platforms via Kitten Robot Records.

“Trickster” Lyrics:
I got a little plan here’s what I’m gonna do
I’m gonna make you fall in love play a game of who’s who
I’m gonna make you fight and I’m gonna make you cry
I’m gonna make you wanna stab him in the eye

Come over here it’ll be a great time
Come over here and get in line
Come over here we’ll have some fun
Will it be the same looking down my gun

Got a little plan just wait and see
Twisting and a writhing who you gonna be
I’m stealing all your money, stealing all your jewels
Gonna steal everything from all of you fools

Come over here it’ll be a great time
Come over here and get in line
Come over here we’ll have some fun
Will it be the same looking down my gun

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Come over here it’ll be a great time
Come over here and get in line
Come over here we’ll have some fun
Will it be the same looking down my gun

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