Sisu is offering up their first new full-length album Blood Tears, due out September 17th via New York's Mono Prism Records. Sisu is the project of Sandra Vu of Dum Dum Girls, and she shows why she was the main songwriter in that band.
Check out the drum and bass-style beats, the early-new wave-Cure-era synths and the shoegaze-indie rock combination of sounds on their new single “Return the Favor” below. Clearly Sandra Vu and Sisu get what's happening in new music right now: the end of being about one style of music and curating different styles into a unique combination sounds.
“Blood Tears is about the anxiety of starting over, the hangover of failure, breaking up, insecurities, self doubt, finding a voice, finding that you have a voice, speaking up and singing louder," said Sandra Vu.
“These running themes combined with a penchant for dreamy, ethereal soundscapes, and a pull towards a minimalist approach often creates the indefinable aesthetic of SISU. “I didn’t want to sound like any one thing — a shoegaze band, an electronic band, a rock band — but I did want to make pop songs with un-pop sounds,” she explains. “Whether a song starts out as noise or with an abrasive synth, I always find my way back to melody and structure.”