SeeYouSpaceCowboy announces their highly anticipated new album “The Romance Of Affliction” set for release on 5th November, 2021 via Pure Noise Records. The announcement comes with the release of their latest single “Misinterpreting Constellations’’ which is out now.

Speaking on their latest single, “Misinterpreting Constellations’’ Connie states “…it’s a look back at actions you viewed as a romantic situation, and still do to an extent, but being able to realise that ‘love at all cost’ maybe wasn’t the healthiest thing for yourself, them or others.”

The second full-length studio album from San Diego’s self proclaimed “Sasscore” outfit expands on the darker elements that weave together the band’s DNA. Produced by Knocked Loose guitarist Isaac Hale, “The Romance Of Affliction” stands as the quintessential SeeYouSpaceCowboy record. It’s violent and vicious, harrowing but oddly comforting, bleak yet beautiful. It’s a complex and compelling mix of genres that defies categorisation and which truly places the band in a world of their own.

Lyrically it examines struggling with adversity while trying to find beauty within that fight and the hope of triumph. It’s the sound of total collapse, of darkness closing in, of trying to escape – through drugs, through death, through whatever means necessary – from the horrors of existence. Two weeks after the band finished recording, frontwoman Connie Sgarbossa nearly died from a drug overdose. It was, she admits, a kind of physical manifestation of everything the album’s 13 songs are about.

“Writing music is cathartic to me,” she 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.”
Reflecting on the themes of the new album Connie comments “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.” Sgarbossa expands by adding “…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.”

That brutal, unflinching honesty isn’t just conveyed with Connie’s intensely personal lyrics, but through the intensely visceral songs that bring those raw emotions to life. Indeed, the music is a physical manifestation of the existential tug of war played out in these songs – the push and pull between existence and non-existence, the torment of loss, the rush and exhilaration and self-destructive devastation of addiction – and everything in-between. Whether the blisteringly erratic tumult of opener “Life As A Soap Opera Plot, 26 Years Running” – which features Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley – or the confused duality of “With Arms That Bind And Lips That Lock”, the wild, craven and careening existential torment of “Ouroboros As An Overused Metaphor” or the desperate, suppurating urgency of “Melodrama Between Two Entirely Bored Individuals”, each song its own unpredictable, chaotic journey through darkness and pain, all linked together by the universe they’re part of.

The record is packed with tales of love, addiction, obsession and redemption and is a perfect brew of heavy, chaotic and confrontational.

Fans can pre-order “The Romance Of Affliction” and find more information HERE.

SeeYouSpaceCowboy will be heading out on tour this Autumn, see below for full dates:

24th – Birmingham, AL, Sloss Furnaces
28th – Richmond, VA, Canal Club
29th – Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
30th – Atlanta, GA, Vinyl


1st – Orlando, FL, Soundbar
2nd – Tampa, FL, Crowbar
4th – Baton Rouge, LA, Mid City Ballroom
5th – Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall
6th – Austin, TX, Empire Control Room
7th – San Antonio, TX Vibes Underground
8th – Dallas, TX, The Loft


5th – Anaheim, CA, Chain Reaction
6th – Henderson, NV, Eagle Aerie Hall
7th – Mesa, AZ, Underground
9th – Oklahoma City, OK, 89th Street Collective
10th – Kansas City, MO, The Rino
11th Springfield, MO, Odyssey Lounge
12th – Memphis, TN, Growlers
13th – Nashville, TN, Exit / In
14th – Louisville, KY, Portal
16th – Indianapolis, IN, Hoosier Dome
17th – Detroit, MI, Sanctuary
18th – Pittsburgh, PA, Preserving Underground
19th – Syracuse, NY, Lost Horizon
20th – Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
21st – Brooklyn, NY, Market Hotel
23rd – Cambridge, MA, Middle East (Upstairs)
24th – Buffalo, NY, Mohawk Place
26th – Cincinnati, OH, Legends
27th – Lakewood, OH, Foundry
28th – Chicago, IL, Beat Kitchen
30th – Milwaukee, WI, X-Ray Arcade
1st – Des Moines, IA, Leftys
2th – Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
3rd – Omaha, NE, Reverb Lounge
4th – Denver, CO, Lost Lake Lounge
5th – Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court
7th – Seattle, WA, The Vera Project
8th – Portland, OR, Brightside DIY
10th – Berkeley, CA, 924 Gilman


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)

Connie Sgarbossa (vocals), Ethan Sgarbossa (guitar), Taylor Allen (bass), and AJ Tartol (drums).