SISU and Ell V Gore are playing with Dirty Beaches at The Empty Bottle tonight (September 12th).
For SISU, Sandy Vu of The Dum Dum Girls steps out from behind the kit to showcase her shoegaze take on electro and dreamy vocals. SISU sounds like a mix between Chromatics, Karen O vocals and m b v reminiscent washes. SISU are releasing their debut LP 'Blood Tears', September 17th on Mono Prism and just premiered their new track 'Harpoons' on Brooklyn Vegan.
Credit Steven Perlin
Toronto's Ell V Gore is the project of 24 year old Ell V who has been playing in weirdo punk and no wave bands for the past decade. He is also a man known around town for throwing some of the freakiest underground parties in the city. Ell V Gore just released the 'Sex Static' EP on Ben Cook of Fucked Up's label, Bad Actors.You can check out his latest video for 'Her Vicious' on Brooklyn Vegan.
SISU Premiere 'Harpoons' On Brooklyn Vegan, Debut LP "Blood Tears" Out September 17th On Mono Prism Records
On Fall Tour With Dirty Beaches
"Blood Tears" Track Listing:
1. Counting Stars 2. Cut Me Off 3. Harpoons 4. Electronic 5. Sinking Feeling
6. Let Go
7. Return The Favor
8. Shotgun Running
9. Sharp Teeth
10. Blood Tears
Remaining Tour Dates:
09/12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
09/13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird #
09/14 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In #
09/15 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree #
09/17 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
09/19 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room # 09/20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #% 09/21 - San Diego, CA - The Void #% 09/22 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #% 09/24 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #% 09/25 - Seattle, WA - Barboza #% 09/26 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Biltmore Cabaret #%
# with Dirty Beaches @ with Colleen Green ^ with Whirr, Nothing % with Chasms
Praise For SISU:
"Sandra Vu's band make gothy postpunk/shoegaze a la Lush or Slowdive (with a slinky dash of Siouxsie perhaps"-- Brooklyn Vegan
"The Light Eyes EP's "Two Thousands Hands" channeled the dreary romance of Cocteau Twins, but this latest track hews closer to the post-punky rhythms and urgent pacing of the Cure's earlier output." -- Spin
“Unleashing waves of dark, melodic rhythms and thudding percussion, SISU inject their warped aesthetic into the mold of ’80s synth-pop, resulting in a something more dense and evocative that still manages to maintain its carefree shimmer." -- Consequence Of Sound
The dark-tinged, hazy shoegaze outfit sees Vu step out from behind the kit as the band's main songwriting force, building upon the Dum Dum Girls pop-base with layers of noise and abrasion." --Impose Magazine
"combines mournful jangle pop of lead singer Sandra Vu’s other group Dum Dum Girls’ with some dance-ready goth-pop."--CMJ
Ell V Gore Premieres 'Her Vicious' Video On Brooklyn Vegan, Announces Tour With Dirty Beaches
"Sex Static" EP Out Now On Bad Actors (Founded By Ben Cook Of Fucked Up)
9/12 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
9/13 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
9/14 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
9/15 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Praise For Ell V Gore:
"Surging out of the cave like the Birthday Party trying to cover Joy Division’s “Transmission”, [Lobotomy] strikes a masterful balance of barked psychosis and mechanistic precision, of primitive trash-can clang and synth-shocked futurism."--Pitchfork
"Noisy, viciously catchy no wave from this wonderful Toronto weirdo" -- Noisey
scuzzy, gothy post-punk you might expect given what you've read to this point. Fans of The Birthday Party, Wire, The Cramps and all things WIERD take note" -- Brooklyn Vegan
"[Lobotomy's] a vicious single that sniffs the glue that built Ty Segall’s Melted and drills cascading rhythms into the back of your head" --Blare Magazine
If Ell V Gore’s Sex Static sounds to you like it was made by four weirdos you’d meet at a pitch black, late night bizarre sex party beating their instruments half to death…well, that’s because it was. Toronto’s Ell V Gore is the project of 24 year old Ell V who has been playing in weirdo punk and no wave bands for the past decade. He is also a man known around town for throwing some of the freakiest late-night parties in the city (when he isn’t manning the microphone at strip clubs in between for cash). Sex Static, their debut EP on Bad Actors, is an industrial punk rock beat-down. It is a visceral, dark, and loud late night album that sounds like Chairs Missing era Wire and The Birthday Party being filtered through a kaleidoscope of 90 shades of black and grey. Known around the city for their stunningly intense live show, the experience has translated well to record. The rhythm section is tight and malicious, the guitars and synthesizers scrape, scratch, and scream, and Ell V’s controlled Lux Interior-esque howl bounces off walls with the guttural intensity of Michael Gira. Weirdos, freaks, and late night delinquents – your party has begun.
About Bad Actors:
Bad Actors is a Toronto based boutique record label focused on bringing you the best from the next generation of the city’s best songwriters, bands, producers, and beat makers. The label is headed by Ben Cook aka Young Guv, a member of Fucked Up, and the brains behind several of Toronto’s most loved and respected musical acts including: No Warning, Yacht Club, Marvelous Darlings, and The Scuzz. His résumé also includes: starring in some of your favorite childhood TV shows, ghostwriting some of the catchiest songs amongst your most beloved guilty pleasures, and producing some of his city’s most promising musical acts. Needless to say, the Guv can bring the goods, and it was only a matter of time before he started his own label. Bad Actors will serve as a stepping-stone to bigger things for young acts, while offering them an opportunity to work closely with one of Toronto’s most creative and energetic musical forces. Upcoming releases on Bad Actors include records from industrial punk freaks Ell V Gore, guitar pop masterminds Actual Water, weirdo soul-goddess MCs Bizzarh, 17 year old producer extraordinaire Harrison and Cook’s own Yacht Club.