In one of the most exciting team-ups of recent times, SeeYouSpaceCowboy and If I Die First have come together to release a split EP. Out on the May 14th, A Sure Disaster will undoubtedly flex the Myspace-era post-hardcore both bands embrace. To prepare us for the sonic atom bomb this will be, the bands have released joint single, ‘bloodstainedeyes’.
“We are happy to finally let this project surface, two bands, one group of friends,” shares SeeYouSpaceCowboy vocalist Connie Sgarbossa. “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 continues: “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 shared similar thoughts. Zubin states: “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 life long friends.”
Adds Nedarb: “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.”
Watch the brutal video for ‘bloodstainedeyes’ below: