Founded in the cold-ass Minnesota winter of 2017, Loss leader is the new project from three working-class dudes from Minneapolis, MN; Tim Schumann (guitar/vocals), Andy Slater (drums), and Brandon Stein (bass). With deep roots in the Minneapolis and broader Midwest punk and indie scenes (former The Damn Choir, Mpls Henrys, Mad Dogs of Glory, current The Jeffertons) Loss Leaders’ brand of earnest, hard-charging, melodic midwest punk has earned them a dedicated and steadily growing fan base in Minneapolis and the region.
In the spring of 2018, Loss Leader began playing regular shows with Minneapolis punk rock & roll staples and friends; The Right Here, Atomic Lights, Dingus, and more. They have also shared stages with other midwest punk powerhouses Triple Deke (Fargo, ND),System Restore Casper, WY) and Blind Adam & the Federal League (Chicago), Petty Larcenists (MN). After a year of steady playing and writing, Loss Leader released their first four song EP and music video, Indivisible, on 8/30/19. Their first full-length album, True North, recorded at TreeSpeak Studios by Andy Mathison (Immortal Audio/Class of 86), was released in August 2021.