Last June SISU released a hazy, silhouette-filled video for “Two Thousand Hands,” a mystery-soaked cut off the group’s debut EP Light Eyes. It was an alluring look at the band’s aesthetic, which combines mournful jangle pop of lead singer Sandra Vu’s other group Dum Dum Girls’ with some dance-ready goth-pop, but it wasn’t the most visceral introduction to the group. Today the group has released a new track, “Return The Favor,” which retains the dreaminess of the band’s early work while incorporating a more sinister edge.

The bass-heavy track is the first taste of Blood Tears, the band’s full-length debut due out September 17 via Mono Prism. The track is a propulsive burst of wiggling post-punk, providing a jolt of energy that’s similar to It’s Blitz-era Yeah Yeah Yeahs or a less glum Interpol busting a few moves on the dance floor.

Northern Transmissions chats with 'Sisu' frontwoman Sandra Vu.

Interview With Sisu Frontwoman Sandra Vu

I grew up playing drums in bands since I was 13, so I always sat pretty comfortably as the backbone. I play many other instruments though, so I would overdub myself playing as a whole band very early on. Back then, I never occurred to me that it was something I could do,

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Sisu to release Blood Tears LP Out September 17th via Mono Prism, will play shows with Dirty Beaches

Sisu (Sandra Vu of Dum Dum Girls) Announce LP

Following the release of the band’s Light Eyes EP, Los Angeles’ SISU is happy to announce the release of their debut full-length record, Blood Tears. Written entirely by by SISU’s principle songwriter Sandra Vu (Dum Dum Girls), the record is slated for release September 17th via New York’s Mono Prism Records.

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