Epitaph is proud to announce the signing of The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, a Connecticut-based atmospheric post-emo band founded in 2009. The band enters Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, Connecticut today to begin recording a new album.
Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak, TWIABP vocalist and guitarist states:
“Epitaph’s Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 inspired 13-year-old me to begin a life of poor decision making. We are a band that likes to follow through on all of our terrible ideas so it’s great to be on a label that enthusiastically supports us in this.”
The World is a Beautiful Place will release a split 7″ Rozwell Kid out June 23 via Broken World Media and a brand new 2-song 7″ Death To New Years on July 28 via Topshelf Records. Details on their second full-length album released on Epitaph are to be announced. Also in June the band has announced a string of east coast tour dates listed below.
The World is a Beautiful Place create their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet. TWIABP has released one full length album, Whenever, If Ever, in 2013 on Topshelf Records. It was lauded as “revolutionary” by Pitchfork. The band’s lineup is ever-changing and currently consists of David Bello – vocals, Josh Cyr – bass, Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak – guitar & vocals, Steven Buttery – drums, Chris Teti – guitar & trumpet, Greg Horbal – guitar & vocals, Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak – keyboards, vocals, and Tyler Bussey – guitar, vocals.
For more information on The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, visit https://www.facebook.com/twiabp.
TWIABP TOUR DATES
June 24 – Albany, NY – Bogies
June 25 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
June 26 – Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
June 27 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
* all dates with Spraynard and Makeshift Shelters
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