by Bill Pearis
SISU, the solo project of Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu (the live band also features DDG guitarist Jules), are one of the many bands here for CMJ. They've added shows to their busy week, now with five total (plus a radio appearance), including one tonight:
10/16 - WED 9:45pm - Brooklyn, NY - The FlatWe should note that the Saturday Fader Fort happens at Eventi Hotel in Chelsea and not at Converse Rubber Tracks (where the 10/17 & 10/18 Fader Fort dates are happening.) Sandra will also be one of the guest judges at Saturday's Soul Clap & Dance Off party at Brooklyn Bowl.
10/17 - THU 10ish - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
10/18 - FRI 5:00pm - WNYU 89.1 FM
10/18 - FRI 10:00pm - New York, NY - The Delancey
10/19 - SAT 2:15pm - New York, NY - FADER Fort
10/19 - SAT 10ish - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
If you haven't heard SISU's new album, Blood Tears, it's an alluring mix of gothy postpunk and shoegaze styles that doesn't timestamp itself to a particular year. You can stream a couple tracks off the record below and hear the whole thing via Spotify. SISU also just recorded a faithful cover of Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs nugget "If You Don't Cry" and we've got the premiere of that in this post.
SISU's full CMJ schedule (including the other bands at their shows) are listed, plus the Magnetic Fields cover and a few other streams, below...
SISU - 2013 CMJ Dates
10/16 - WED 9:45pm - Brooklyn, NY - The Flat (Shot! Showcase) w/ PERFECT PUSSY, TOTAL SLACKER, HUNTERS, TWEENS, LODRO
10/17 - THU 10ish - Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium (Impose Magazine Party) w/ WRECK AND REFERENCE, YC THE CYNIC, BILLY WOODS, ODONIS ODONIS, GUARDIAN ALIEN
10/18 - FRI 5:00pm - WNYU 89.1 FM - Live on-air performance
10/18 - FRI 10:00pm - New York, NY - The Delancey (Crash Avenue Party) w/ SWF, RACCOON FIGHTER, LE TROUBLE, SPIRIT ANIML, SISU, PSYCHIC TWIN, THOMAS AZIER
10/19 - SAT 2:15pm - New York, NY - FADER Fort @ 851 6th Ave.
10/19 - SAT 10ish - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Inland Empire Touring showcase) w/ KING DUDE, DREADLORDS, SISU, WEEKNIGHT, ZIGZAGS
10/19 - SAT 12AM-4pm - Brooklyn, NY - Sandy Guest Judges at Soul Clap & Dance Off @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ JONATHAN TOUBIN, NICK WATERHOUSE