The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die Announce Tour Dates
Debut LP ‘Whenever, If Ever” Out This Fall on Topshelf Records
CT emo/indie rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced a run of dates starting August 8 in Bethlehem, PA (see below). The band is currently recording their debut Topshelf Records LP, Whenever, If Ever at Format Audio Studio in Haverhill, MA with engineer Ryan Stack (My Heart To Joy.) The album will be out this fall.
Aug 8 Bethlehem PA @ TBA w/ Dads
Aug 9 Alexander VA @ Little Man’s Garage w/ Dads, Turnover, Monument
Aug 10 Norfolk VA @ Aletheia Church w/ Dads, Turnover
Aug 11 Blacksburg VA @ I Got Brains Fest (130 Jackson
Aug 12 Haggerstown MD @ Jeff’s Garage w/ Dads, The Reptilian, Sohns
Aug 13 Robbinsdale NJ @ 7 Donna St Robbinsville NJ w/ Dads, The Reptilain, Sohns
Aug 14 Hamden CT @ The space w/ Algernon Cadwallader, Joyce Manor, Sirs
Aug 19 Garden City @ Long Island Fest w/ I am the Avalanch, Daylight, Turnover, Diamond, State Lines
Aug 31 Cambridge MA @ Democracy Center w/ Pity Sex, Brave Bird
Sept 1 Oneota @ SUNY Oneota w/ Pity Sex, Brave Bird
Sept 2 Ithaca NY @ The Space – Green Star w/ Pity Sex, Brave Bird
Thomas Diaz – Keyboards, Vocals
Josh Cyr – Bass
Derrick Shanholtzer – Guitar, Vocals
On Horse – Guitar, Vocals
Steven Buttery – Drums
Chris Teti – Guitar, Trumpet
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die speak to a universal experience: of home, of suburbia, of community, of nostalgia for a time not so long ago after all. Atmospheric and breathy, emotionally raw and heavy, The World Is’ reputation as one of today’s seminal “second-waver“ emo bands precedes them.
The World Is experience is a rich one. This is in part due to the varied history of the six people in the band, a Connecticut-bred lineup finalized as recently as 2011 despite their 2009 formation. Greg Horbal (also an agent with Hope This Helps Booking), Chris Teti (also an engineer at Connecticut’s Silver Bullet Studios) and Steven K. Buttery (also in the band Ferocious Fucking Teeth, runs a screenprinting operation of his own) were all formerly in a similarly significant Connecticut band, My Heart to Joy. Shanholtzer is a working visual artist, has operated a popular Connecticut house venue (The Handsome Woman) for years as well as contributed to bands like One Hundred Year Ocean, SOFX and I’m ok (as has bassist Josh Cyr). Thomas Diaz (vocals, keys) has also released solo work under the name Sinforiano Diaz.