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There are several artists named “Lois”,

1) “Lois” refers to the Danish artist Louise Norby.
2) “Lois” refers to the Spanish artist from Madrid, Lois Brea.
3) “Lois” refers to the American artist Lois Maffeo.
4) “Lois” refers to a UK band.

2) Lois Brea is an artist from Madrid, Spain. Lois was the lead singer and guitarist from the band Trajano!. He released his first solo material as “Lois”, Before You and Behold (Our Grandeur) on January 2015.

3) Having picked up a second-hand guitar in 1985, and learning from Calvin Johnson, Lois Maffeo’s first band was Lumihoops, with Sharon Berman and Jan Brock. They only played live once, at the Smithfield Cafe, but can be heard on the Yoyo Recordings compilation Throw.
Her second band, The Cradle Robbers, was formed with future The Spinanes member Rebecca Gates. They released one track on the compilation Red Hot + Bothered/Indie Rock Guide To Dating before disbanding.
She then teamed with drummer (and Yoyo Recordings founder) Pat Maley in a band named Courtney Love. There are multiple explanations for the name, but this was before Love herself became famous. The duo would release three well-regarded 7” singles and a few compilation tracks, but no albums.
After this, Maffeo began her solo career as Lois (or, as she often says, The Lois). Maffeo lived in Mount Pleasant, Washington, D.C. from 1989-1995. She was resident in the neighborhood during the 1991 riot.


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