We've been big fans of SeeYouSpaceCowboy and their politically charged "sasscore" for awhile now, so we're stoked to see them roaring back into action with style. For SYSC's first release of 2021, Connie Sgarbossa and Co. have teamed for a split EP with post-hardcore outfit If I Die First, a genre-crossing supergroup featuring From First to Last guitarist Travis Richter, emo-rap artists Lil Lotus and Lil Zubin, producer Nedarb and Ghostemane's rhythm section, bassist Nolan Nunes and drummer Cayle Sain.
Titled A Sure Disaster, the split is due out May 14th, and today (March 30th), the two bands have unleashed its lead single, the collaborative ripper "bloodstainedeyes," which arrives accompanied by a fittingly bloodstained music video showcasing the groups in a literal battle of the bands, beating the living shit out of each other in a stark room painted half white and half red. Watch and listen above. In addition to "bloodstainedeyes," A Sure Disaster features two new songs from each band — you can pre-order it now via Pure Noise Records.
"We are happy to finally let this project surface, two bands, one group of friends," Sgarbossa commented. "It was a lot of fun working with IIDF on this and putting this together. We both take influence from the same era of metalcore/post-hardcore but with us each having our own personal spin on it. So I hope it serves as an engaging listen."
She continued, "When we first came up with the idea of doing this split I really wanted to do a collaborative song. It was something I couldn't really cite many bands doing, if any, that came to my mind in this sub-genre. I wanted to take it farther than just featuring on each other's tracks — a song that combined and took crucial elements of each band and made it something that represented both of us and was cohesive. So we are all got together and fucked my apartment up but wrote this song and recorded it and shot a music video and somehow made it work."
If I Die First's Zubin and Nedarb relayed similar enthusiasm for the collaboration. Zubin said, "This became so much more than just a split for me. During such dark and uncertain times it was hard to find a light to stay inspired, and this project sparked that. Getting together, feeding off each other's energies, laughing, the whole process kept me sane. We wrote songs that I am extremely proud of and we also gained lifelong friends." Nedarb added, "This split means a lot to me. It's two bands that share the same passion and everyone's energy vibes off each other perfectly. I hope everyone enjoys the project as much as we do."