Self-proclaimed “sasscore” band SeeYouSpaceCowboy are thrilled to share their new album, The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds, available via Pure Noise Records. Additionally, the band has unleashed a brand new music video for “Late December”. Fans can watch the video on YouTube and stream/purchase the new album now!
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.
SeeYouSpaceCowboy is Jesse Price (guitar), Connie Sgarbossa (vocals), Ethan Sgarbossa (guitar), Bryan Prosser (drums), and Cameron Phipps (bass).
Late December lyrics:
I still remember that night. Sitting in silence hoping, but I already knew you were gone. Confirmation stabbed in me cracking out until all parts of me collapsed and any semblance of hope turned to ash. I can’t count how many times I thought of following you, almost wishing each new wave of agony would finally push me to the end. I know you’ll never hear those messaged I left but I still wish we could exchange words and laughs one more time. Or that I could even hear your voice, your breath responding to mine. There are so many things I wish I could say in that moment or the last time we spoke, when I was really the last voice that you heard on this earth. No one asks why we all saw the pain in your eyes that you tried to hide with a smile, it was such a beautiful smile.
We never never believed in heaven. But I still hope you are in that house by the Beach. No, no more pain in this life. You can rest now, but I miss you.
They said you looked so peaceful and I don’t know if I wish I could have seen you like that, no struggle, no pain, you’re unchained from this earth.
But all I can picture in my mind is an angel in the rope.
I’m so sorry that I couldn’t help you. I wanted you to be free from the tangles thorns. I want to go back, back to a time when our hearts beat as one.
In the end I can’t accept that I’m still here and you are not.