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The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Prawn, and The Velvet Teen // Tour with Hey Mercedes

Celebrating the 15 year anniversary of their album, "Everynight Fire Works," Hey Mercedes are taking The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Prawn, and The Velvet Teen out on tour!

  • July 08, 2016 - Chicago, IL, US @ Subterranean - get tickets %
  • July 09, 2016 - Detroit, MI, US @ The Shelter - get tickets %
  • July 10, 2016 - Cleveland Heights, OH, US @ Grog Shop - get tickets %
  • July 11, 2016 - Rochester, NY, US @ Bug Jar - get tickets %
  • July 12, 2016 - Cambridge, MA, US @ The Sinclair - get tickets %
  • July 13, 2016 - New York, NY, US @ The Bowery Ballroom - get tickets +
  • July 14, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ The Foundry Philadelphia - get tickets %
  • July 15, 2016 - Washington, DC, US @ Black Cat - get tickets %
  • July 16, 2016 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ Baby's All Right - get tickets +
  • July 17, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Club Café - get tickets +
  • July 21, 2016 - West Hollywood, CA, US @ Troubadour - get tickets #
  • July 22, 2016 - San Francisco, CA, US @ Bottom of the Hill - get tickets #
  • July 23, 2016 - Santa Ana, CA, US @ Constellation Room at the Observatory - get tickets #

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die // Hot dog tour

Congratulations to The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die on signing to Epitaph Records! They are the last of our bands still on the roster that we began working with over myspace messages. Truly the end of a bygone era. You can catch them on tour in the northeast later this spring as they embark on a short trip to get hot dogs with Spraynard & Makeshift Shelters:

  • 6/24 - Albany, NY - Bogies
  • 6/25 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
  • 6/26 - Allentown, PA - Planet Trog
  • 6/27 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall

Thanks!!

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Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase

This year we'll be teaming up with Washed Up Emo again in hosting our annual CMJ showcase at Brooklyn's wonderful Cameo Gallery. The free event will feature Connecticut's The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Michigan's Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate), Brooklyn natives Field Mouse, Baltimore's Wildhoney and Connecticut's Sorority Noise.

Here's the line-up and info for the show:

Washed Up Emo Presents: Topshelf Records 2014 CMJ Showcase
@ Cameo Gallery // 93 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
October 24, 2014, 6:30pm // 21+ // free
Washed Up Emo DJ set: 11:30pm - 4:00am downstairs immediately following the show

  • The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
  • Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
  • Field Mouse
  • Wildhoney
  • Sorority Noise

Here's the Facebook event page if that's your thing.

Thanks!!

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die full US tour with The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture & the Grizzly

This fall The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will be headed out on tour with The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture & The Grizzly — dates, info and ticket purchase links are all below:

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Pick up the re-press of Whenever, If Ever on White with red swirl vinyl.

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die // US tour dates with mewithoutYou

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will be heading out on a a west coast run of dates with mewithoutYou in celebration of their 10-year anniversary of Catch for Us the Foxes. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 25, 2014. Dates and info below:

  • June 16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
  • June 17 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • June 19 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
  • June 20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
  • June 21 San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre
  • June 22 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
  • June 23 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
  • June 25 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
  • June 26 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
  • June 27 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar

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Special Explosion // Pre-order, song premiere at Stereogum


We're excited to announce that we will be releasing Special Explosion's new EP The Art of Mothering on February 25! Pre orders have launched, and Stereogum has premiered the first single "Clotheslined"!

The band is going to spend February and March on tour in support of the new album with the likes of Caravels, Foxing, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Prawn and Teen Suicide!

  • 2/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed (w/ Caravels)
  • 2/17 Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming (w/ Caravels)
  • 2/18 Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown JR (w/ Caravels)
  • 2/19 Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio (w/ Foxing, Caravels)
  • 2/20 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo (w/ Foxing, Caravels)
  • 2/21 Chicago IL @ Township (w/ Foxing, Joie De Vivre)
  • 2/22 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Turtle Den (w/ Foxing, Run Forever)
  • 2/23 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class (w/ Foxing)
  • 2/24 Syracuse, NY @ Spark Contemporary Gallery (w/ The World Is…)
  • 2/25 Cohoes NY @ The Icehouse
  • 2/27 New York, NY @ Suburbia (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Alex G)
  • 2/28 Middletown, CT @ Eclectic Society (w/ Teen Suicide & Sorority Noise)
  • 3/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Alex G)
  • 3/02 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Teen Suicide, Sorority Noise, Us & Us)
  • 3/03 College Park, MD @ Hostage House (w/ Prawn)
  • 3/04 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 (w/ Prawn)
  • 3/05 Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground (w/ Prawn)
  • 3/06 Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot (w/ Prawn)
  • 3/20 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die / Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) // UK & EU tour

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) will be headed out on UK and EU tour this spring! Dates and info are below!

  • 04.04.14 Germany Köln MTC
  • 05.04.14 Belgium Zoersel Jh JoeNiz
  • 06.04.14 UK Brighton The Green Door Store
  • 07.04.14 UK Kingston The Fighting Cocks
  • 08.04.14 UK Plymouth White Rabbit
  • 09.04.14 UK Norwich Epic Studios Norwich
  • 10.04.14 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
  • 11.04.14 UK Leeds Cockpit 
  • 12.04.14 UK Manchester Star and Garter
  • 13.04.14 UK London Lexington – Matinee Show 
  • 13.04.14 UK London Lexington – Evening Show (SOLD OUT)
  • 14.04.14 France Paris Glazart 
  • 15.04.14 Germany Darmstadt Oettinger Villa
  • 16.04.14 Italy Milano Lo-Fi
  • 17.04.14 Austria Wien Arena
  • 18.04.14 Day Off
  • 19.04.14 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
  • 20.04.14 Sweden Örebro Kulturhuset
  • 21.04.14 Sweden Stockholm Bergsund Strand 43
  • 22.04.14 Sweden Gothenburg Majornas Aktivitetshus 
  • 23.04.14 Norway Oslo Revolver
  • 24.04.14 Germany Hamburg Headcrash
  • 25.04.14 Germany Marburg KFZ
  • 26.04.14 Germany Stuttgart Juha West
  • 27.04.14 Germany Bielefeld AJZ

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Into It. Over It. / The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die / A Great Big Pile of Leaves // US tour

The always busy Into It. Over It. (full band) are heading out on a US tour and taking out The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves with them! You're not going to want to miss these shows:

  • 1/23/2014 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • 1/24/2014 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
  • 1/25/2014 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater 
  • 1/26/2014 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
  • 1/28/2014 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project 
  • 1/29/2014 - Portland, OR @ Branx
  • 1/30/2014 - San Francisco @ Bottom Of The Hill
  • 1/31/2014 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Upper Deck
  • 2/1/2014 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • 2/3/2014 - San Diego @ Che Cafe
  • 2/4/2014 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock 
  • 2/6/2014 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
  • 2/7/2014 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
  • 2/8/2014 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s 
  • 2/9/2014 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
  • 2/11/2014 - Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn 
  • 2/12/2014 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive 
  • 2/13/2014 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm
  • 2/14/2014 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth 
  • 2/15/2014 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 
  • 2/16/2014 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
  • 2/18/2014 - Washington, DC @ DC9
  • 2/19/2014 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes 
  • 2/20/2014 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
  • 2/21/2014 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
  • 2/22/2014 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
  • 2/23/2014 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
  • 2/25/2014 - Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
  • 2/26/2014 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
  • 2/27/2014 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement 
  • 2/28/2014 - Detroit, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot 
  • 3/1/2014 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

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The World is a Beautiful Tour Video

We gave The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die a camera and told them to film whatever they wanted to while out on the road with Brand New this fall. Here's the results.

You can also catch them on their upcoming dates below:

w/ The Front Bottoms

  • 10/15/2013 - Montreal, OC @ Petit Olympia 
  • 10/16/2013 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon 
  • 10/17/2013 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar 
  • 10/18/2013 - St Catherines, ON @ Mansion House
  • 10/19/2013 - Rochester, NY Club @ Water Street Music Hall

w/ Daylight

  • 10/23/2013 - Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Waterfront
  • 10/24/2013 - Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street 
  • 10/25/2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
  • 10/26/2013 - Lancaster, PA @ Lizard Lounge

w/ The Menzingers

  • 10/27/2013 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Toby Fest w/ Daylight
  • 10/28/2013 - Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club

w/ LVL UP

  • 10/29/2013 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
  • 10/30/2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch
  • 10/31/2013 - Gainesville FL @ The Fest

w/ Caspian & 65daysofstatic

  • 11/05/2013 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
  • 11/06/2013 OFF 
  • 11/07/2013 State College, PA @ Penn State (alone)
  • 11/08/2013 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
  • 11/09/2013 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
  • 11/10/2013 Omaha, NE - TBA (alone)
  • 11/11/2013 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
  • 11/12/2013 Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe 
  • 11/14/2013 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
  • 11/15/2013 Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
  • 11/16/2013 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
  • 11/17/2013 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
  • 11/18/2013 El Paso, TX - The Spot
  • 11/19/2013 Austin, TX - Red 7
  • 11/20/2013 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
  • 11/21/2013 Memphis - TBA (alone)
  • 11/22/2013 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
  • 11/23/2013 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
  • 11/24/2013 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
  • 11/25/2013 Washington, DC - The Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 11/26/2013 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

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"Low Light Assembly" by The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

This video took forever to come together. It's the culmination of a few ideas the band and us had bounced back and forth along with input from our friend Alex Henery (who directed and produced it). It felt like it took all summer to come together — but when it did the results were exactly what we wanted.

"Low Light Assembly" by The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die from Whenever, If Ever (official video)

As far as a larger narrative or background on it goes, we tried shooting this three times prior at various quarries and (apparently?) reservoirs around southern and eastern New England and kept getting stopped by fake cops. We decided to try our luck with this spot early in the morning and ended up with some pretty great results. The lake's actually on the top of a mountain so it was a good hike out to it. When we got there, we were the only people there with perfect conditions.

We originally had planned to use more footage from jumping into the water, hiking, insects and nature-y kinda stuff but when we started dumping the footage to the timeline everything we were getting from underwater just fit so well (so well) and we knew almost right away that we needed to scrap everything else and make it the focus.

Although I'm sure it will become a fall one for many of us, this album came to define our summer. For me, at least, this video is sort of a last grasp at that. It feels warm, nostalgic and familiar — we're really happy with how it came out and hope you guys enjoy it!

Thanks for watching, everyone — please share it with your friends!

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