Dum Dum Girls的鼓手Sandra Vu 将于2016年11月18至27日携个人乐队SISU首次来华巡演，把洛杉矶迷幻电音摇滚带到北京、成都、武汉和上海。SISU的音乐结合了传统摇滚和电子合成器，曲风偏迷幻流行、电子和自赏（Shoegaze）。SISU曾与Cat Power、A Place to Bury Strangers、Crocodiles和其他知名独立乐队在美国和欧洲各地演出。今年10月16日，SISU还受邀与Carsick Cars、吹万和 Alpine Decline一同参加了在洛杉矶举办的“Save Music in Chinatown”演出。作为亚洲首次巡演，SISU十分期待把她们结合黑暗与梦幻的音乐与视觉展示给中国观众。
Sandra从15岁开始组乐队，精通各种乐器，是历经录音室检验的音乐人。除了担任Dum Dum Girls的鼓手，她还参与过The Raveonettes和 Boredoms。 Sandra一直在探索迷幻摇滚，在洛杉矶地区有着相当的影响力。作为SISU的带领人站在台前，Sandra旨在诠释一种黑暗与美的平衡。经过无数个不眠之夜的深刻反思和声音尝试，她用SISU的音乐表达了在爆炸性对比中存在的一种安慰。
“Dum Dum Girls” Sandra Vu Brings Synth-waves SISU to China
SISU, the solo project of Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu, is heading to four cities in China presenting “echo-ridden, cold, distorted synth sounds” from Los Angeles. The band employs traditional and electronic instruments and their sound has been categorized as Psychedelic Pop, Electronic, and Shoegaze. SISU played with Cat Power, A Place to Bury Strangers, Crocodiles, and other indie rock bands all over US and Europe. In October, SISU played with Carsick Cars, Chui Wan and Alpine Decline in Los Angeles for “Save Music in Chinatown”. As the first tour in Asia, SISU is going to bring the dark and dreamy sounds and visuals to Beijing, Chengdu, Wuhan and Shanghai.
Multi-instrumentalist and many-times credited studio musician (Dum Dum Girls, Boredoms, The Raveonettes) Sandra Vu spent years exploring the psych rock scene in Los Angeles. Now as the front-woman of SISU, she seeks to find the natural balance between the dark with the beautiful. Through deep introspection and sonic experimentation, SISU’s music is the accumulation of Vu’s insomnia-laden nights, where she learned to channel comfort through the means of explosive contrast.
Thematically dark, there is still a certain uplift and sense of light to SISU’s debut album, Blood Tears. A distinct danceability and melodic hooks shows her knack for writing pop songs with unpop sounds. “I like to combine ‘loner sounds’—echo-ridden, cold, distorted synth sounds—with pop melodies,” Vu says. “They come from a melancholy place, but offer hope.” “Shotgun Running” is one of Blood Tears most dynamic pieces with Vu employing a mutant form of seduction: breathy vocals that cut through synth soundscapes and pierce through distortion leave a beguiling impression on the listener. Both aggressive and sublime, it’s quintessential SISU.
Blood Tears is about barreling into the fire of human tendencies—the dichotomies and struggles between desire and disgust, hope and doubt. To be human is to feel pain, and Vu attempts to find a cathartic rhythm that not only confronts these fears, but also soothes the lonely heart.