Loi Loi


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February 15, 2019

LOI LOI SHARES "SLIVER LIGHT" VIDEO VIA NORTHERN TRANSMISSIONS | ME: DYSTOPIA OUT TODAY ON BLIGHT RECORDS

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January 11, 2019

LOI LOI SHARES "EGIPTO" MUSIC VIDEO VIA THE 405 | ANNOUNCES ALBUM ME: DYSTOPIA OUT FEBRUARY 16TH ON BLIGHT RECORDS

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BIOGRAPHY

Loi Loi is an electronic synth-pop duo of Kristie (vocals, keyboards, drum synths) and Ron (trumpet, bass synthesizer). Loi Loi started four years ago in China, where Kristie was living and working at the time.  Since her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, Kristie had always dreamed about becoming a Mandarin pop singer; this turned out to be an easy goal to achieve while she was stationed in Guangzhou, China.  She also successfully composed original lyrics in Mandarin, pairing pop compositions with occasional radical experimental sounds vis-à-vis vis her microkorg.  Loi Loi continued to develop in Spain, where Kristie tried her hand mixing original Spanish lyrics with an eclectic background of rock and roll, R&B, electronic, and soul influences. The band went fully electronic when Kristie acquired a Korg Electribe drum synthesizer.  Today, Loi Loi embraces a somewhat economical setup but maximizes on a suite of atmospheric effects, original samples, and a multi-tiered song structure. Loi Loi’s inaugural EP, Viva La Vulva, was recorded at BLIGHT.Records in March 2017, six months after Kristie’s return from Spain to Washington, DC.  Each track represents a brick in the path of Kristie’s exciting cross-cultural escapades, simultaneously chronicling the hardship she encountered transitioning back to her home in the United States, which was vastly different than when she had left in 2011.  Loi Loi's full length LP, Dystopia, will be released early 2019. “Responsabilidades”, Loi Loi’s first video release, is an upbeat but ironic Spanish language song which playfully laments the state of play of being an outsider in the not-serious dating scene in Madrid.  “Trying to Remember” premiered on All Things Go on November 22, shot and directed by Jen Meller and featuring a continuous reel of nightmare scenarios in unrecognizable terrain. New video "You May Be", which premiered on Impose Magazine on January 20, 2018, chronicles the intense showdown between a perpetually eyerolling, devil-may-care character confronted by a scathing accuser, who is berating her for blindness to (what the listener can easily detect as) the rise of patriarchy and its norms and abuses towards women. Newest video and single release "Egipto" (from the upcoming LP) is a dark foray into the world of a female alchemist who grapples with the intense pleasure of having the power to turn humans into gold statues, but ultimately, her guilt self-actualizes and her alchemy turns against her... Loi Loi has toured three continents and recently returned from a tour in the U.S. South. Loi Loi is currently on tour in the U.S. East Coast and has opened for Yacht and Bright Light Bright Light.

Loi Loi is an electronic synth-pop duo of Kristie (vocals, keyboards, drum synths) and Ron (trumpet, bass synthesizer). Loi Loi started four years ago in China, where Kristie was living and working at the time.  Since her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in China, Kristie had always dreamed about becoming a Mandarin pop singer; this turned out to be an easy goal to achieve while she was stationed in Guangzhou, China.  She also successfully composed original lyrics in Mandarin, pairing pop compositions with occasional radical experimental sounds vis-à-vis vis her microkorg.  Loi Loi continued to develop in Spain, where Kristie tried her hand mixing original Spanish lyrics with an eclectic background of rock and roll, R&B, electronic, and soul influences. The band went fully electronic when Kristie acquired a Korg Electribe drum synthesizer.  Today, Loi Loi embraces a somewhat economical setup but maximizes on a suite of atmospheric effects, original samples, and a multi-tiered song structure.

Loi Loi’s inaugural EP, Viva La Vulva, was recorded at BLIGHT.Records in March 2017, six months after Kristie’s return from Spain to Washington, DC.  Each track represents a brick in the path of Kristie’s exciting cross-cultural escapades, simultaneously chronicling the hardship she encountered transitioning back to her home in the United States, which was vastly different than when she had left in 2011.  Loi Loi’s full length LP, Dystopia, will be released early 2019. “Responsabilidades”, Loi Loi’s first video release, is an upbeat but ironic Spanish language song which playfully laments the state of play of being an outsider in the not-serious dating scene in Madrid.  “Trying to Remember” premiered on All Things Go on November 22, shot and directed by Jen Meller and featuring a continuous reel of nightmare scenarios in unrecognizable terrain. New video “You May Be“, which premiered on Impose Magazine on January 20, 2018, chronicles the intense showdown between a perpetually eyerolling, devil-may-care character confronted by a scathing accuser, who is berating her for blindness to (what the listener can easily detect as) the rise of patriarchy and its norms and abuses towards women. Newest video and single release “Egipto” (from the upcoming LP) is a dark foray into the world of a female alchemist who grapples with the intense pleasure of having the power to turn humans into gold statues, but ultimately, her guilt self-actualizes and her alchemy turns against her…

Loi Loi has toured three continents and recently returned from a tour in the U.S. South. Loi Loi is currently on tour in the U.S. East Coast and has opened for Yacht and Bright Light Bright Light.

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