In a music scene often saturated by purists, clinging to the monoliths of singular genres, artists that we praise here on IDIOTEQ, including Seeyouspacecowboy, emerge as anomalies — testaments to experimental stylistic polygamies.
The band’s newest single, “Chewing The Scenery,” is a great example of that, a wild, but melodious cocktail of metalcore, post-hardcore, emocore, and screamo. This is not merely a throwback to the glory days of 00s screamo, but rather a fresh, intriguing interpretation that pays homage while paving its own road. In a genre defined by its past, here lies a band that embraces nostalgia as a facet, but not a limitation.
Seeyouspacecowboy will embark on a tour, sharing the stage with nothing,nowhere., Static Dress, and Unity TX. The lineup mirrors the band’s own kaleidoscope of influences, each act serving as a tessellate in a mosaic of post-hardcore and its adjoining realms. Check out the full itinerary below.
When dissecting “Chewing The Scenery,” the whispers of bands such as Fear Before the March of Flames and Drop Dead, Gorgeous reverberate in the background. Yet, these influences are not constricting or overt; rather, they emerge as nuanced elements in a larger sonic tapestry.
The track exhibits the perfect blend of their 2021 album’s “The Romance Of Affliction“ stylistic leanings melded seamlessly with frenetic, heart-pounding elements—offering a great listen for both the purists and the omnivores of the hardcore world. In the end, it seems Seeyouspacecowboy stands as a study in contrasts—a band that sublimely marries past and present, that blends discordant elements into a harmonious entity, and that perpetually reinvents itself while maintaining a signature core.
September 5, 2023 in Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
September 6, 2023 in New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
September 8, 2023 in Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
September 9, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
September 10, 2023 in Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
September 12, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
September 13, 2023 in Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 14, 2023 in Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
September 17, 2023 in Lakewood, OH @ The Roxy
September 18, 2023 in Columbus, OH @ The King of Clubs
September 20, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Annex
September 22, 2023 in St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
September 23, 2023 in Atlanta, GA @ Heaven @ The Masquerade
September 25, 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
September 26, 2023 in Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
September 28, 2023 in Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
September 29, 2023 in Dallas, TX @ The Studio @ The Factory
October 1, 2023 in Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
October 2, 2023 in Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 3, 2023 in Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
October 6, 2023 in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
October 8, 2023 in Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
October 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
October 11, 2023 in San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
October 12, 2023 in Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
“Chewing The Scenery” lyrics
Can you picture this? Painting a portrait that puts me to rest,
we’re moving backwards.
Well it is, is it this, is it just, this is bliss
(is this just bliss?)
Who’ll stop the bleeding, if you’re stabbing my heart with the dullest of knives? Does this bring you joy?
(Whose side are you on)
This game we play seems rigged
(We push on)
This house we built still feels empty
Missteps are plenty,
(In this play) We plant our feet and hold on till the climax
Now the crowd won’t seem so pleased with this display
Brought to tears betrayed by this self immolation
This act is a charade we forgot our lines
It’s time to improvise, shred this useless script
Let’s get a round of applause
Is this just bliss?
(Well it is, is it this, is it just, this is bliss)
Time out, restart
We’ve been here before
You pull me in
Like a moth to a flame you said
This is how it ends
Don’t fool yourself
this must be the end
Who’ll stop the bleeding, if you’re stabbing my heart with the dullest of knives?
Does this bring you joy?
Buried and breathing.
Now there’s blood on your hands, you know damn well it’s mine.
Does this bring you joy?
Who’s side are you on?
We’re chewing the scenery now