The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Origin Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
Genres Emo,[1] emo revival,[2][3][4] post-rock, indie rock
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels Broken World Media, Topshelf Records, Get Into It Records, Black Lake Records
Associated acts Deer Leap, My Heart To Joy, End of a Year, 1994!
Members David Bello
Josh Cyr
Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak
Greg Horbal
Steven Buttery
Chris Teti
Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak
Tyler Bussey
Chris Zizzamia
Past members Thomas Diaz
Bryan Casey
Devin Spector
Julia Peters

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (sometimes shortened to TWIABP) is an American emo band from Willimantic, Connecticut, noted as one of the flagbearers for the 2010s emo revival.[2] The band was formed in 2009.[5] They released their first full-length album, entitled Whenever, If Ever to positive reviews from internet music critics,[6][7] and are currently working on a collaborative LP with Christopher Zizzamia (featuring his spoken word vocal style), to be released in fall 2014.[8]

Discography[edit]

Demo[edit]

  • "Demo 2010" (2010)

EP[edit]

  • Formlessness (2010)
  • Josh Is Dead (2010)
  • Ssensselmrof (2013)
  • 4'33" (2013)
  • Between Bodies (2014)

Split[edit]

  • Are Here to Help You (Split LP with Deer Leap) (2011)
  • Tigers Jaw/The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die/Code Orange Kids/Self Defense Family 4-Way Split 7" (2013)

LP[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

  • Audiotree Live 3.1.2014 (2014)

Appearances on Compilations[edit]

  • Mixed Signals Comp (2011)

Music Videos[edit]

  • "Picture of a Tree That Doesn't Look Okay" (2013)
  • "Low Light Assembly" (2013)
  • "Beverly Wyatt" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Audiotree Live 3.1.2014". bandcamp.com. The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b DeVille, Chris. "12 Bands To Know From The Emo Revival". Stereogum. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Gormelly, Ian. "Handicapping the Emo Revival: Who’s Most Likely to Pierce the Stigma?". Chart Attack. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Ian. "Your New Favorite Emo Bands: The Best of Topshelf Records' 2013 Sampler". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Topshelf Records - The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die". Topshelf Records. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  6. ^ "PopMatters - Whenever, If Ever Review". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  7. ^ "Pitchfork - Whenever, If Ever Review". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  8. ^ "twiabp". Tumblr.com. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-10-06.