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SeeYouSpaceCowboy Astonish On “Chewing The Scenery”

[Photo by: Joe Calixto]

SeeYouSpaceCowboy have returned and remodelled themselves once more with “Chewing The Scenery.” Never content with sticking to one sound or style, the band have become modern scene heroes. Huge fans of the most chaotic and cathartic parts of post-hardcore and metalcore, they harness the energy of the past and propel it into the future. 2021 saw the release of their deeply personal and exceptional full-length The Romance Of Affliction, but now a new era is peaking through the weeds. And based on this new track, it’s going to be an even bigger step up.

Put simply, “Chewing The Scenery” is simply astonishing. Starting off ethereal and anthemic, it builds into a waltz with vocalist Connie Sgarbossa beautifully crooning her beautiful poetry. Then the sass and chaos starts to leak in more and more. Sporadic riffs, garish howls and breakdowns that could sever limbs, it dots between crushing and beautiful, like second nature. It is an incredible feat in scene songwriting that will appeal to those who lived through the 00s as much as encourage new recruits to explore their ancestors.

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Connie went into depth about how the song came to be, stating, “This is one of the first songs we wrote when we locked ourselves in a Cabin in the Poconos to figure out what we wanted to do with the sound of SYSC moving forward. Somehow me saying I wanted a Waltz part in a song turned into this expansion of the chaotic post-hardcore sound we had done on The Romance of Affliction but with sprinkles of new “brighter” elements we wanted to sprinkle into the new songs that we were making. This track served as a proof of concept for the beginning of playing around with whatever we wanted to and showed us that we can push without the confines of genre and style and still create something that sounded cohesive.”

She then details what she was trying to do lyrically, explaining, “Lyrically, this song reflects the melodrama and conflict of relationships but recontextualized as a theatrical play you are putting on for the world. It deals with the debate about whether love can be just bliss and happiness, or if you have to acknowledge and accept the pain and frustration that can and most likely will accompany it, as well as dealing with that realization.”

SeeYouSpaceCowboy are going to be touring the US as support for nothing,nowhere. alongside Static Dress and UnityTX. It’s going to be a special one. Here are the dates.

Tour Dates:

  • Sept. 5—Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
  • Sept. 6—New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
  • Sept. 8—Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
  • Sept. 9—Philadelphia, PA @ The TLA
  • Sept. 10—Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
  • Sept. 12—Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird
  • Sept. 13—Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
  • Sept. 14—Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
  • Sept. 16—Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*
  • Sept. 17—Cleveland, OH @ The Roxy
  • Sept. 18—Columbus, OH @ King of Clubs
  • Sept. 20—Indianapolis,—@ HiFi
  • Sept. 21—Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life*
  • Sept. 22—St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
  • Sept. 23—Atlanta, GA @ Heaven @ The Masquerade
  • Sept. 25—Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
  • Sept. 26—Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
  • Sept. 28—Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
  • Sept. 29—Dallas, TX @ The Studio @ The Factory
  • Oct. 1—Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
  • Oct. 2—Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
  • Oct. 3—Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
  • Oct. 5—Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
  • Oct. 6—Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
  • Oct. 8—Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
  • Oct. 10—Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
  • Oct. 11—San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
  • Oct. 12—Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory OC

*nothing,nowhere. festival performance

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