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|
|Also known as||The World Is a Beautiful Place, TWIABP|
|Origin||Willimantic, Connecticut, United States|
|Genres||Emo, indie rock, post-rock|
|Labels||Epitaph, Broken World Media, Topshelf, Black Lake, Skeletal Lightning|
|Associated acts||Deer Leap, My Heart To Joy, End of a Year, Snow Roller, One Hundred Year Ocean, Guest House, Spirit Night|
|Past members||Derrick Shanholtzer
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (sometimes shortened to The World Is a Beautiful Place or just TWIABP) is an emo band formed originally in Willimantic, Connecticut. The band was formed in 2009. They released their first full-length album Whenever, If Ever to positive reviews from music critics, and a collaborative EP with spoken word poet Christopher Zizzamia, entitled Between Bodies, that was released in late 2014. The band released their second full-length album Harmlessness on September 25, 2015. According to their Facebook page, their "lineup is constantly expanding and contracting. Recording and live performance lineups vary."
- Josh Cyr – bass, keyboards, vocals (2009–present)
- Tyler Bussey – guitar, vocals (2009–2010, 2015–present)
- Steven Buttery – drums (2011–present)
- Chris Teti – guitar, trumpet (2011–present)
- David Bello – vocals (2012–present)
- Katie Dvorak – keyboards, vocals (2012–present)
- Dylan Balliett – guitar, vocals (2015–present)
- Thomas Diaz – keyboards, guitar, vocals (2009–2012)
- Devin Spector – guitar (2010–2010)
- Brian Casey – drums (2010–2011)
- Greg Horbal – guitar, keyboards, vocals (2011–2015)
- Julia Peters – cello (2012–2014)
- Chris Zizzamia – spoken vocals (2014)
- Whenever, If Ever (2013, Broken World Media/Topshelf)
- Harmlessness (2015, Broken World Media/Epitaph)
- Extended plays
- Formlessness (2010, Topshelf)
- Josh Is Dead (2010, Topshelf)
- 4′33″ (2013, Broken World Media)
- Between Bodies (2014, Broken World Media / Black Lake in the UK)
- The Distance (2014, Broken World Media)
- Death to New Years (2015, Topshelf)
- Long Live Happy Birthday (2016, Topshelf)
- Formlessness 2016 (2016, Topshelf)
- Are Here to Help You (Split LP with Deer Leap) (2011, Topshelf)
- 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, Topshelf)
- Sundae Bloody Sundae (split with Kittyhawk, Rozwell Kid, Two Knights) (2014, Skeletal Lightning)
- Fourteen Minute Mile (split with Rozwell Kid) (2015, Broken World Media)
- Sorority Noise/The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (2016, Triple Crown)
- Live albums
- Audiotree Live 3.1.2014 (2014, Audiotree Live/Broken World Media)
- Live On KEXP (2014, KEXP/Broken World Media)
- Demo 2010 (2010, Broken World Media)
- "Gig Life" (2012, Broken World Media)
- "Mental Health" (2015, Broken World Media)
- Appearances on compilation albums
- Mixed Signals Comp (2011, Run for Cover)
|2013||"Picture of a Tree That Doesn't Look Okay"||Geoffrey Hoskinson|
|2013||"Low Light Assembly"||Alex Henery|
|2014||"Shoppers Beef"/"$100 Tip"||Geoffrey Hoskinson|
|2015||"January 10th, 2014"||Christopher Good|
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- 4′33″, Broken World