The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die Stream Album

Connecticut-based band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are streaming their new album Harmlessness in its entirety at Bandcamp now. The band's second full length, Harmlessness, is out on September 25 via Epitaph.
 

Visit Bandcamp to listen to Harmlessness now:
https://theworldis.bandcamp.com/album/harmlessness

 
TWIABP, have approached the art of making albums with intrepid imagination. Written as a group, Harmlessness finds the band developing some of its very best songs, even as certain tracks sprawl and stretch into abstract shapes. The album is a breakthrough, a new acme for a band that has done brilliant work in crafting striking melodies, poignant narratives, and confident, compelling songs out of their own complicated and imaginative aesthetic. The album ranges from the hushed folk of opener “You Can’t Live Here Forever” to the epic, grandiose “Mount Hum” – spanning the bedroom pop of the band’s salad days to the sweeping scope of the band's 2013’s Whenever, If Ever, and beyond.
 
The group create their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet. In their idealistic maximalist world, more of everything is better. They have released one full length album, Whenever, If Ever, in 2013 on Topshelf Records that was lauded "revolutionary" by Pitchfork. TWIABP operate as a collective, and their ever-changing lineup currently consists of David Bello – vocals, Josh Cyr – bass, Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak – guitar & vocals, Steven Buttery – drums, Chris Teti – guitar & trumpet, Tyler Bussey - guitar, and Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak - keyboards, vocals. The band will perform at this year's The Fest in Gainesville, Florida and willtour this fall in support of the album with Foxing and TTNG as support.Additionally, TWIABP will co-headline with mewithoutYou in Europe next year. Tour dates are listed below.
 
CD and vinyl pre-orders for Harmlessness are available athttp://found.ee/twiabpStore and digitally at iTunessmarturl.it/twiabpHarmlessness.
 
Harmlessness Track Listing:
 
1. You Can't Live There Forever
2. blank #11
3. January 10th, 2014
4. The Word Lisa
5. Rage Against the Dying of the Light
6. Ra Patera Dance
7. Mental Health
8. Wendover
9. We Need More Skulls
10. Haircuts for Everybody
11. Willie (For Howard)
12. I Can Be Afraid of Anything
13. Mount Hum
 
TWIABP Tour Dates:
 
Oct. 31 Gainesville, FL – The Fest
Nov. 2 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder *
Nov. 4 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
Nov. 5 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Nov. 6 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 7 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Nov. 8 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Nov. 10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Nov. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Nov. 12 - Reno, NV - The Holland Project
Nov .13 - Portland, OR - Analog Theater
Nov. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Nov. 15 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
Nov. 17 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Shop
Nov. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
Nov. 20 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Nov. 21 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Nov. 23 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Nov. 24 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
Nov. 25 - Houston, TX - Walters
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - The End
Nov. 30 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
Dec. 1 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St
Dec. 2 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Dec. 3 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec. 4 - Philadelphia, PA -  Union Transfer
Dec. 5 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt *
Dec. 6 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair *
Jan. 25 - Prague, Czech Republic – 007
Jan. 26 - Leipzig, Germany – Four Rooms
Jan. 27 - Munich, Germany – Feierwerk
Jan. 28 - Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
Jan. 29 - Luzern, Switzerland – Treibhaus
Jan. 31 - Cologne, Germany - Magnet
Feb. 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
Feb. 3 - Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Feb. 4 - Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Feb. 5 - Paris, France – Le Point Ephémère
Feb. 6 - Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Theatre
Feb. 9 - Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Feb. 10 – Brighton, UK – The Dome
Feb. 11 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Feb. 12 – Birmingham, UK – Institute Temple
Feb. 13 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Feb. 14 – Glasgow, UK – ABC2
 
Nov. 2 – Dec. 6 with Foxing and TTNG
* no TTNG