The World Is A Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die’s Debut LP, “Whenever, if Ever” Out Now on Topshelf Records; Video Premiering on Death + Taxes‏

June 20, 2013


The World Is A Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die’s ‘Whenever, If Ever” Out Today on Topshelf Records
Band Premiering New Music Video on Death + Taxes
Band on Headline Tour Now with Support from Pity Sex, Dads (+ Daylight on Select Dates)

Willimantic, CT indie rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die officially released their critically acclaimed new LP “Whenever, If Ever” today on Topshelf Records. The band is also premiering their new music video on Death + Taxes.

In talking with the magazine about the video, guitarist Greg Horbal explains, “Directed and edited by the brilliant Geoff Hoskinson, a sequence of nature scenes seems to possess unnatural and supernatural qualities. Intercut with stark minimal geometric scenes, this music video expresses a feeling of displacement and alternate realities / possibilities paired with a song about decaying rental property, LSD experiences, and the personification of a decades worth of punk show fliers.”

To check out the clip for “Picture of a Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay” visit:

TWIAB are currently on a headline tour featuring support from Dads and Pity Sex. Daylight is performing on select dates. The tour launched June 13 in Richmond, VA and winds down on July 21 in New Haven, CT.

“Whenever, If Ever” was recorded with Ryan Stack (My Heart To Joy, Now, Now) at Format Audio in MA.

The album is available for purchase at the following places:

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For details on Topshelf Records test press contest that’s currently underway, check out:

What others are saying about TWIABP’s Whenever, If Ever:

“…evoking the same sentimentally terse dynamics of ’90s hardcore offshoots like Sunny Day Real Estate, Cap’n Jazz, and Mineral.”- AllMusic

“…full of earnest, gut-wrenching passion and tricky but accesible soundscapes…these shimmering songs combine to create an accomplished debut of raw but beautiful grandeur.”- Alternative Press

“…a well thought out, lyrical genius of a release and was more than worth the wait … I’d argue that The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are the Sigur Ros of their genre.”- Zine & Not Heard

“…there’s a notable level of maturity with the songcraft – especially considering this is their debut full-length… gorgeous post-rock/straight-up indie rock that helps distinguish The World is a Beautiful Place from their contemporaries… “- Gold Flake Paint

“A band so young making a record that is this moving and this powerful really makes me anticipate anything and everything that they will put out in the future.”
– Bearded Gentlemen Music

“While the record heavily features hallmarks of emo, it also touches on general indie rock and even on some post-rock atmospherics. I can’t say enough good things about this record. The production is spot on. It is adventurous musically and lyrically. The band has stepped up their lyric game beautifully….it is basically perfect.”
– Team Reasonable

“The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die’s ‘Whenever, If Ever’ is every bit the adventure that you hoped for when you first clocked their name…elaborately layered emo-rock…drenched in atmosphere and character. The diversity and sense of the unknown has been every bit as exhilarating as you had hoped. You listen again for a second, third and fourth time and you’re still finding new quirks and hidden hooks.”- Punktastic

“… this little band with a not-so-little name has changed the game for me…. The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die is full of post-rock guitars, grandiose climaxes, gorgeous decrescendos and crescendos, and swelling, triumphant strings. Pow. Right in the heartstrings. Pow. I’m blown away….a spectacularly powerful, instrumentally interesting, and incredibly emotionally satisfying effort.”- Sam Loves Music

“… one of the finest, most well put together records you’ll hear all year… entirely engrossing listen, one that you’ll want to revisit time and time again…. this is an absolute gem. (9/10)- Louder Now

“…one of the best records of the year … one of the most honest performances that will be put to record for a very long time.”- Already Heard

“This is a band that, while their recorded stuff is phenomenal, truly has to be witnessed live to grasp the complexities of their sound.”- Sanctuary Review


Tour Dates:

Headline Tour w/ Dads & Pity Sex. Daylight on select dates

06/13/2013 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

06/14/2013 – Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot

06/15/2013 – Charleston, SC @ The Oasis (late)

06/15/2013 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow (early)

06/16/2013 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root

06/17/2013 – Savannah, GA @ Taco Abajo

06/18/2013 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar

06/19/2013 – Orlando, FL @ Wills’ Pub

06/20/2013 – Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm

06/21/2013 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

06/22/2013 – New Orleans, LA @ Big Top June

06/23/2013 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven

06/24/2013 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

06/25/2013 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

06/27/2013 –detroit; Albuquerque, NM @ The Gasworks

06/28/2013 – Meza, AZ @ Nile Underground

06/29/2013 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Adventures

06/30/2013 – Highland Park, CA @ Growing Up Is dumb Fest w/ Defiance Ohio

07/01/2013 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Ratchet House

07/02/2013 – Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records

07/03/2013 – Eureka, CA @ Placebo

07/04/2013 – Portland, OR @ Garfield House

07/05/2013 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge

07/06/2013 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder

07/07/2013 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Sled

07/08/2013 – Denver, CO @ Circle Music Collective

07/09/2013 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio

07/10/2013 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

07/11/2013 – Peoria, IL @ Broken Tree Coffee

07/12/2013 – Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion

07/13/2013 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Turtle Den

07/14/2013 – Ann Arbor, MI @ 907 Lincoln

07/15/2013 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hooiser Dome

07/16/2013 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project w/ Adventures

07/17/2013 – Williamsport, PA @ West 4th

07/18/2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Daylight

07/19/2013 – Alexandria, VA @ The Lab w/ Daylight

07/20/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia w/ Daylight

07/21/2013 – New Haven, CT @ Bethesda Lutheran Church

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