Published Jul 22, 2013While Sandra Vu is perhaps most widely recognized as Dum Dum Girls' drummer, she also leads her own project called SISU. Following this year's Light Eyes EP and its single "Two Thousand Hands," she has now detailed the band's debut album, Blood Tears. It's out on September 17 via Mono Prism.
Vu formed SISU after the breakup of her prior band, Midnight Movies. "I never sought out to be a front person," she said. "But it's as if I had no other option to create the music I wanted. I felt abandoned, by both my ex-band and my ex-boyfriend. I had to figure out how to be by myself again and move on. At some point it stopped feeling desperate and became more of a direction, an artistic vision. It's difficult for me, but I welcome the challenge because it pushes me forward."
Scroll down to check out the new single "Return the Favor," which blends Dum Dum Girls' fuzzyp op aesthetic with something slightly more synthesized and '80s-influenced.
Below, see SISU's upcoming tour schedule. It includes Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver gigs with Dirty Beaches.
7/22 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord *
7/26 San Diegom CA - The Void
7/27 Los Angeles, CA - Permanant Records
8/30 Los Angeles, CA - La Cita (Part Time Punks) ^
9/4 Montreal, QC, Canada - Societe des Arts Technologiques #
9/5 Boston, MA - Church of Boston #
9/8 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel #
9/9 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's #
9/11 Toronto, ON - The Garrison #
9/12 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
9/13 St. Louis, MO - Firebird #
9/14 Nashville, TN - Exit/In #
9/15 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree #
9/17 Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
9/19 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room #
9/20 Los Angeles, CA - Echo #~
9/21 San Diego, CA - The Void #~
9/22 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #~
9/24 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #~
9/25 Seattle, WA - Barboza #~
9/26 Vancouver, BC, Canada - Biltmore Cabaret #~
* with Colleen Green
^ with Whirr, Nothing
# with Dirty Beaches
~ with Chasms