Self-proclaimed “sasscore” band SeeYouSpaceCowboy release their new record, The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds, today via Pure Noise Records. The band have also released new video for Late December, which originally premiered on Alternative Press.
Watch new video for Late December here or by clicking the image below.
On the new single, lead singer Connie Sgarbossa shares: “‘Late December’ is a song about my struggle and experience with dealing and coping with the death of someone I loved. The lyrics and video both highlight different trials and chronicle my struggle to accept loss and the permanence of death, along with my own existential crisis and struggles with addiction in the process.”
Combining the MySpace-era grind sound they loved as teenagers with more modern takes on the heavy music genre, the California-based SeeYouSpaceCowboy formed in October 2016 as a self-described “indulgence project” — but have since risen to become one of the most exciting bands in the underground scene’s new wave.
They’ve done so not only through a devastatingly heavy and dextrous hardcore sound, but also razor-sharp lyricism at the hands of frontwoman Connie Sgarbossa. The satirical, tongue-in-cheek and highly political writing of the band’s early material earned them the genre tag sasscore, but Sgarbossa bares her soul more explicitly than ever on SeeYouSpaceCowboy’s new album, The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds.
From its first notes, The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds is an album that thrives on conflict. It’s there in the music itself: the one- and two-minute bursts of blistering hardcore like “Prolonging The Inevitable Forever” and first single “Armed With Their Teeth,” which are expertly butted up against cinematic, instrumental pieces to create a truly captivating musical push and pull. These more measured moments not only provide listeners a well-earned respite from the album’s punishing pace, but they showcase the mindset of a band unafraid to take left turns in their music.
Dissent permeates every word of Sgarbossa’s lyrics. While her work in the past tended to focus more externally – channeling white-hot rage into middle-fingered political salvos – the darkness coloring Sgarbossa’s life around the making of the album, including suicide, mental illness, and addiction, helped her refocus her voice and begin looking more inward for inspiration.
The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds is ultimately the most honest, introspective SeeYouSpaceCowboy music yet: a heartbreaking look at coping with tragedy, as well as the resolve and strength needed to push past sorrow. It gives SeeYouSpaceCowboy an added layer of humanity in an otherwise outwardly hostile genre and marks immense leaps in both musical and personal growth.
The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds Tracklisting:
Armed With Their Teeth
With High Hopes and Clipped Wings
Disdain Coupled With A Wide Smile
A Space Marked “Escape”
Prolonging The Inevitable Forever
Have You Lost The Plot?
Put On A Show, Don’t Let Them See You Fall
No Words, No Compensating Lies
Dissertation Of An Idle Voice
The Phoenix Must Reset
Formed in 2016, the Southern California-based SeeYouSpaceCowboy is a metalcore band that wears its influences on its sleeves while simultaneously challenging the grain of current hardcore.
In implementing things such as sass vocals, dissonant dance melodies, and visceral breakdowns, SeeYouSpaceCowboy is able to pay homage to the greater era of MySpace and scene music while also being able to bring something new to the table at the same time.