Loi Loi started in China, continued in Spain, and now is based in Washington, D.C. In each place, the band has evolved in sound, language, and performance to speak to the present while retaining pieces of its journey. Made up of siblings Kristie and Johnny, Loi Loi will release an EP on DC’s Blight Records this fall called Viva La Vulva that represents who they are now.
We talk to Kristie about the influence of DC, planning a performance, working with family, and what people can expect from Viva La Vulva.
St. Vincent – New York – New York (Single)
Loi Loi – 1985– Viva La Vulva (forthcoming)
Sorcha Richardson – 4AM – 4AM (single)
Japanese Breakfast – Road Head – Soft Sounds from Another Planet
Ohmme – Woman – Ohmme
Daddy Issues – Locked Out – Deep Dream
Juana Molina – A00 B01 – Halo
Jorja Smith – Teenage Fantasy – Teenage Fantasy (Single)
Alvvays – In Undertow – In Undertow (Single)
Photos courtesy of Loi Loi. (Artwork by Sleepy Kitty Arts and portrait by Mark Williams Hoelscher).