The World Is A Beautiful Place (And I am No Longer Afraid To Die) Begin Recording Topshelf Records Debut LP
Whenever, If Ever Due Out This Fall
Band To Document Sessions with Series of Video Journals
CT emo/indie rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place (And I am No Longer Afraid To Die) has entered Format Audio Studio in Haverhill, MA with engineer Ryan Stack (My Heart To Joy) this week to begin recording, Whenever, If Ever, their debut LP for Topshelf Records, due out this fall. The band will be documenting the recording process with a series of video journals along the way on http://theworldisa.tumblr.com as well as on some partner sites that will be revealed shortly.
TWIABP will take a break from recording to play a series of dates in July and August. See dates below.
July 5 – New Brunswick NJ @ Bath Haus w/ Souvenirs, Ex Wife, Dads
July 6 – Wallingford CT @ Secret Location (Meet at Redscroll Records) w/ Souvenirs, Self Defense Family
July 7 – Providence Ri @ Blood Drive Co Op w/ Souvenirs
July 8 – Garden City NY @ Today’s Mixtape Fest w/ Iron Chic, Such Gold, Front Bottoms, Souvenirs
July 13 Springfield MA @ Bramble Jam
Aug 10&11 Blacksburg VA @ I Got Brains Fest
Aug 14 – Hamden CT @ The Space w/ Joyce Manor, Algernon Cadwallader
Thomas Diaz – Keyboards, Vocals
Josh Cyr – Bass
Derrick Shanholtzer – Guitar, Vocals
On Horse – Guitar, Vocals
Steven Buttery – Drums
Chris Teti – Guitar, Trumpet
Jul 05 – Bath Haus – New Brunswick, NJ w/ Souvenirs
Jul 06 – Secret Location (Meet @ Redscroll Records)- Wallingford, CT w/ Souvenirs, Self
Jul 07 – Blood Street Co Op- Providence, RI w/ Souvenirs
Jul 08- Today’s Mixtape Festival (Day 3) – Garden City, NY w/ Souvenirs, Such Gold
Jul 13- Bramble Jam II – Springfield, MA w/ Slingshot Dakota…
Aug 11- I Got Brains Fest- Blacksburg, VA
Praise for TWIABP:
“In just four songs, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die capture what it is to be in a band. They capture what it is to just create music for the sake of creation.”- -AbsolutePunk (On Formlessness)
“In ‘Formlessness’ The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have created one of the most gorgeously beautiful EPs in recent memory.’”- -Sputnik Music
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.