Posted in music | tour dates on January 28, 2013

Sandra Vu

Since you are so busy with Dum Dum Girls, do you find it difficult to balance both projects?

Yeah, it's really difficult actually. With Dum Dum Girls, we have a lot of stuff going on, but it's still hard to kind of perceive what we're going to be doing next year, for instance, and with a band you kind of have to know when you're going to be free way in advance--like six to nine months--and that's kind of why I have to do more DIY stuff, because then I can just do it when I have time and don't have to plan with a company or anything.

While listening to Sisu it sounds much different than Dum Dum Girls--sparse, dark, more synth. What would you say are the largest differences between the bands?

Probably the biggest difference is that we use a lot of synth and keyboards, where Dum Dum Girls is more straightforward rock 'n' roll. Dee Dee [Penny] and I have similar tastes in music, but it comes out different. She mainly writes songs with guitar and her voice, where Sisu could be inspired by a keyboard part or drum part, or guitar too, but I think you can tell it comes out differently. It's not a straightforward rock band. -[OC Weekly]

Cat Power has had some pretty eclectic openers for her shows of late: Xray Eyeballs have opened for the singer in NYC and Europe, and Angel Haze will do so at Terminal 5 on Tuesday (1/29). For a couple of her other East Coast shows -- tonight (1/28) in Richmond, VA and Wednesday (1/30) in Philly -- Chan Marshall has tapped dream pop combo SISU, the band fronted by Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu.

UPDATE: SISU now also playing the Terminal 5 show as well. Updated dates below.

While on the East Coast, SISU will play NYC as well, hitting Glasslands on Thursday (1/31) for a pretty sweet line-up that includes an "electric duo" version of Crocodiles as headliners, plus Punks of Mars and a Cassie Ramone solo set. Advance tickets are on sale.

SISU will be releasing new music soon via NYC label Mono Prism but in the meantime you can stream Demon Tapes Vol. 2 below.


sisu flyer

SISU - 2013 Tour Dates
1/28 - Richmond, VA - Electric Factory w/ CAT POWER
1/29 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 w/ CAT POWER **
1/30 - Philadelphia, PA - The National w/ CAT POWER
2/01 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong **
Feb 09 The Void San Diego, CA
Feb 27 Harvard & Stone Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 02 Brick & Mortar Music Hall - Noise Pop San Francisco, CA
Mar 03 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 24 Treefort Music Fest Boise, ID



Comments (7)

There's only two people that like the Dum Dum Girls:

Fred Armison

Nuff said.

Posted by Todd P's brother | January 28, 2013 11:04 AM

They are also opening for Cat Power at T5 tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 3:35 PM

i will put the sticky in her sticky rice

Posted by Anonymous | January 28, 2013 7:52 PM

FYI Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs, Hunters and Total Slacker are playing a Valentines Day Show at Studio Webster Hall. Here:

Posted by Sara | January 29, 2013 10:03 AM

is she shaved?

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2013 12:19 AM

I like the dum dum girls. Make that three.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 3:11 PM

Love this video so much! So dreamy.

Posted by Archibald | September 15, 2014 9:52 AM

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