Seeyouspacecowboy… Release New Single “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy” featuring Aaron Gillespie + Announce New Album
San Diego-based “Sasscore” outfit Seeyouspacecowboy… have dropped the second single from their newly-announced sophomore full-length album ‘The Romance Of Affliction’ titled “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy”, featuring guest vocals from scene legend Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost).
The track is a visceral, unrelenting full-out assault on the ears, lyrically taking on mental illness over frantic screams from frontwoman Connie Sgarbossa and chaotic song structures and unexpected twists. The song’s intense instrumentation clashes with unique melodic sensibilities, invoking a feeling of nostalgia while feeling unsettling and horrifying at the same time. The song’s climax featuring Gillespie feels straight out of Underoath’s 2006 masterpiece ‘Define The Great Line’, adding to its underlying sensation of nostalgia.
Vocalist Connie Sgarbossa stated about the song,
“That track is just about the process of struggling with a mental illness and pulling yourself out, a lot of it is about how sometimes people can go about things the wrong way and it can be almost more detrimental, so it’s a song about stopping, taking a breath and really thinking about if you’re pushing yourself too hard, or if what you’re doing may seem like it’s helping a lot, but isn’t the best for your actual mental health and physical health. That was the big theme of that song, and of course, Aaron fucking kills it on his guest part.”
The release is the second taste fans have received of the upcoming album, following lead single “Misinterpreting Constellations”, which showcased more melodic take on the band’s signature blend of MySpace-era post hardcore and 90s skramz instrumentation, with catchy clean choruses straight out of the mid-2000s emo wave.
Produced by Knocked Loose’s Issac Hale, ‘The Romance Of Affliction’ is a vicious exploration into the darker elements of the outfit’s sound, combining genres in a harrowing and compelling fashion amidst the lyrical search for hope and beauty through adversity and attempts to escape the horrors of human life through whatever means necessary, manifesting Connie’s near-death experience from a drug overdose into the 13 songs on the album. The record is an emotionally raw and personal one, with unflinchingly honest writing and brutal sonic palettes bringing the album’s themes to life.
“Writing music is cathartic to me,” Connie says. “Getting things on paper is the only way I know how to deal with stuff. So to have that happen two weeks later almost backed up why I wrote the album – it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. It reinforced that I wrote the album that I needed to write. The album is a reflection on the last couple of years of our lives; It serves as a tongue in cheek, but genuine look at what it means to struggle through adversity while trying to find some beauty in it all… It’s about making art about parts of our lives that are ugly and how that seems to resonate the most with people…
What it means to be in love with someone as well as the substances that are killing you both, what it means to use sex as a way to try to feel content and loved but without a true connection that instead makes you feel more isolated. The poetic nature of writing songs about addiction only to almost die of an overdose a few weeks later. It’s a pretty coat of paint on a crumbling structure.”
‘The Romance Of Affliction’ is also packed with top-level features and guest performances from the likes of Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), SHAOLIN G, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath), and fellow rising scene revival act If I Die First, whom the band released a split EP titled ‘A Sure Disaster’ with earlier this year. (Click here to read our review of the EP).
Seeyouspacecowboy… ‘s new full-length album ‘The Romance of Affliction’ releases November 5th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the official music video for ‘Misinterpreting Constellations’ (directed by Cameron Nunez) and see their upcoming US tour dates and official track list below.
‘THE ROMANCE OF AFFLICTION’ TRACKLIST:
1. Life As A Soap Opera Plot, 26 Years Running (ft. Keith Buckley)
2. Misinterpreting Constellations
3. The End To A Brief Moment of Lasting Intimacy
4. Sharpen What You Can (ft. SHAOLIN G)
5. With Arms That Bind and Lips That Lock
6. Losing Sight Of The Exit…
7. …And My Faded Reflection In Your Eyes
8. Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy (ft. Aaron Gillespie )
9. Ouroboros As An Overused Metaphor
10. Anything To Take Me Anywhere But Here
11. The Peace in Disillusion
12. Melodrama Between Two Entirely Bored Individuals
13. The Romance Of Affliction (ft. If I Die First)
11/5 – Anaheim, CA, Chain Reaction
11/6 – Henderson, NV, Eagle Aerie Hall
11/7 – Mesa, AZ, Underground
11/9 – Oklahoma City, OK, 89th Street Collective
11/10 – Kansas City, MO, The Rino
11/11 – Springfield, MO, Odyssey Lounge
11/12 – Memphis, TN, Growlers
11/13 – Nashville, TN, Exit / In
11/14 – Louisville, KY, Portal
11/16 – Indianapolis, IN, Hoosier Dome
11/17 – Detroit, MI, Sanctuary
11/18 – Pittsburgh, PA, Preserving Underground
11/19 – Syracuse, NY, Lost Horizon
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY, Market Hotel
11/23 – Cambridge, MA, Middle East (Upstairs)
11/24 – Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place
11/26 – Cincinnati, OH, Legends
11/27 – Lakewood, OH, Foundry
11/28 – Chicago, IL, Beat Kitchen
11/30 – Milwaukee, WI, X-Ray Arcade
12/1 – Des Moines, IA, Leftys
12/2 – Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
12/3 – Omaha, NE, Reverb Lounge
12/4 – Denver, CO, Lost Lake Lounge
12/5 – Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
12/7 – Seattle, WA, The Vera Project
12/8 – Portland, OR, Brightside DIY
12/10 – Berkeley, CA, 924 Gilman
Tickets and pre-orders can be purchased here.