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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 are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since its inception. TWIABP’s now 8 piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by 4 members. The band’s sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90s and early 2000s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as “post-rock.” The band creates their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet.

Members:

David Bello
Josh Cyr
Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak
Greg Horbal
Steven Buttery
Chris Teti
Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak
Julia Peters

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[A] rare debut that’s powered by an almost frightening will to live ... big room stuff.
-Pitchfork (7.8)

[T]he genre’s gold standard in 2013.
-Absolutepunk (9/10)

“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)

“You should not let the ridiculous band name put you off (for the record, I actually quite like it, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it was a bit much) because 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

“With such emo revival bands like Prawn, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) and Driving On City Sidewalks, it easily confirms that indeed, emo and post-rock, can possibly be the perfect couple.”
-Aiko Ilagan