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Stream SISU’s Brooding, Mascara-Streaked Debut Album ‘Blood Tears’


Blood Tears, the first solo LP from Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu, doesn’t officially drop until September 17, but the entire record is streaming exclusively at SPIN right now. The fast-approaching full-length delivers a lush collection of mascara-streaked synth-wave, following this year’s Light Eyes EP with 10 tracks that straddle a host of genres and styles.

“I didn’t want to sound like any one thing — a shoegaze band, an electronic band, a rock band,” Vu said in July. “But I did want to make pop songs with un-pop sounds… Whether a song starts out as noise or with an abrasive synth, I always find my way back to melody and structure.” 

Dive into Blood Tears below, and catch the album when it arrives via Mono Prism Records, part of an artist collective headed by SISU’s touring bassist, David South. Tour dates follow. 

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SISU tour dates: 

September 12 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle #
September 13 – St Louis, MO @ The Firebird #
September 14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
September 15 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree #
September 17 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Inside #
September 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room #
September 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo  %
September 21 – San Diego, CA @ The Void #%
September 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #%
September 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #%
September 25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza #%
September 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore #% 

# = with Dirty Beaches
% = with Chasm