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The World Is A Beautiful Place… Will Release A New EP In October

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced a new EP. Bearing the title Between Bodies and boasting eight tracks (quite the EP), it’s due on October 7 from Broken World Media.

Between Bodies follows last year’s debut full-length Whenever, If Ever, a Topshelf Records release that did fairly well for itself by becoming the label’s first to chart on the Billboard 200.

A week and a half after the EP’s release, the band will be hitting the road with support from The Hotelier. Brush up on those dates …

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The World Is A Beautiful Place And The Hotelier Announce Fall Tour

In just a few months, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die will gear up for an extensive nationwide tour alongside The Hotelier. In addition, Rozwell Kid and Posture & The Grizzly, both of whom are signed to Broken World Media, Derrick of TWIABP’s label, will be offering their support for the duration of the trek. If you’d like to get in on the action, a full list of dates can be found after the jump.

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Into It. Over It. Confirm Support For Winter Tour

Into It. Over It. will be heading out on a full band tour in the Winter with support from The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves. The tour spans from late January through early March 2014.

Needless to say, this is a stellar lineup. All three bands put out fantastic albums in 2013 and fans should make every effort to catch these shows. You can check out the full list of dates below.

1/23/2014 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
1/24/2014 – Lawrence, KS …

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65daysofstatic, Caspian, And TWIABP To Tour This November

The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have hopped on quite a few tours lately – Finch, Brand New, and The Front Bottoms come to mind. Now they’ll hop on Caspian’s first band without their recently deceased bassist, both supporting UK headliners 65daysofstatic.

For some reason, TWIABP will not be on the Canadian dates (which is odd, since they were on the Canadian dates of the Front Bottoms tour, so it’s obviously not a passport reason). To check out the tour dates, stick around after the jump.…

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The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Chart On Billboard 200

Topshelf Records, despite its position as one of our favorite indie record labels, has never before charted on the Billboard 200; yesterday, the label e-mailed members of emo post-rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die saying some good news. The band posted the following e-mail from Topshelf’s Seth Decoteau on their personal Instagram accounts:

GREAT NEWS. We’ve charted on a few place for first week sales:

#8 internet
#66 rock
#3 heatseekers/new artists
#3 vinyl
#196 billboard top 200

This is our first ever release in the Billboard top 200.

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Topshelf Records Sampler To Come Out July 11

Each year in the summer, Topshelf Records releases a free sampler (except for like, last year, where it came out in September when all you kids had gone back to school, but it was still warm and during the summer solstice so whatever). This year’s will come out on July 11. Though no track listing has been announced, it’s still exciting to know it’s coming so soon.

Topshelf is currently on a roll with great releases; The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die‘s Whenever, If Ever and A Great Big Pile Of

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The World Is A Beautiful Place Provide Track-By-Track Analysis Of ‘Whenever, If Ever’

Our friends over at PropertyOfZack recently teamed up with The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die to provide listeners with a track-by-track breakdown of the group’s debut full-length, Whenever, If Ever. The stories behind each of the album’s ten songs add an interesting dynamic to what is undoubtedly one of the best LPs of 2013, so be sure to check out the detailed analysis here.

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of Whenever, If Ever, do yourself a favor and take a gander at Topshelf …

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MUSIC VIDEO: TWIABP – “Picture Of A Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay”

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have released a music video for the single, “Picture Of A Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay.” The song is taken from the band’s debut full length album, Whenever, If Ever, which was released today via Topshelf Records. You can watch the video by taking a look below the jump.

The band is currently on tour, and they are sharing the stage with bands like DADS and Pity Sex. They will be on the road until July 21, so be sure to check out their …

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ALBUM STREAM: Pity Sex – ‘Feast Of Love’

The band named after most of my conquests, Pity Sex, have an EP already on their belt, but their debut album is yet to come out. This full length, Feast of Love, will be released on Run For Cover Records on June 25. Run For Cover has posted the album on Soundcloud and is now streaming.

Pity Sex is also on tour, with only a handful of dates remaining before they’re home (all of which are with DADS and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die). You can check out the …

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WATCH: One Hundred Year Ocean Perform Set As Modest Mouse

I wish more bands did things like this for Halloween. Phish is known to “be” other bands for Halloween, putting on what they call “musical costumes” and performing entire sets as a different band. That idea has spread to the New England indie scene, with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die side-project One Hundred Year Ocean having performed as Modest Mouse back on Halloween in 2011. Video from that performance has surfaced online, and it’s a great watch.

One Hundred Year Ocean will have an EP release coming out later this summer …

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REVIEW: The World Is A Beautiful Place – ‘Whenever, If Ever’

Artist: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Album: Whenever, If Ever
Genre: Emo, Post-rock
Label: Topshelf Records

For two months, I have been waiting to tear a record apart. I have taken extra time to do reviews because I had mixed feelings, and deeply wanted the positives to shine through and give a fair review despite an urge to rip something to shreds. For two months, I have wanted to destroy something someone else thought was beautiful, because that someone else was wrong. I have wanted this for two months because I …

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ALBUM STREAM: The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – ‘Whenever, If Ever’

Alternative Press is streaming the new TWIABP album due out on CD/LP on June 18 on Topshelf Records. You can also buy the album on bandcamp now for $7.…