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Listen: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – “Whenever, If Ever”

The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die set the initial date of June 18th for their debut full length album Whenever, If Ever to be released on vinyl, CD and digitally. However due to a leak, it was released a month earlier than expected. You can pick up the album in various packages from the Topshelf Records website, and get it digitally on their Bandcamp page. The band “speak to a universal experience: of home, of suburbia, of community, of nostalgia for a time not so long ago after all. Atmospheric and breathy, emotionally raw and heavy, The World Is’ reputation as one of today’s seminal “second-waver“ emo bands precedes them.” If you’re a fan of the third wave emo bands such as Brave Bird and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) I would not recommend on missing out on this album with its intricate twinkly melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics and vocals. Stream the Whenever, If Ever in its entirety below.


Listen: Brave Bird – “Maybe You, No One Else Worth It”

Brave Bird
Emo math outfit, Brave Bird have officially released their debut album Maybe You, No One Else Worth It after making a tear-jerking EP back in November of 2010. The album was recorded under the label Count Your Lucky Stars Records, known for twinkly emo bands such as Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) and Dowsing.

Compared to their EP this release has a much fuller sound with studio quality production, however it maintains its’ raw sentiment and emotion-driven vocals. Furthermore, much to my delight, three of the tracks from the EP have been revamped and are included on the release. You can buy the album as a 12″ LP or CD from here, and stream it below or on Bandcamp. They also have a spring break tour planned which you can see the dates of below.

Tour Dates:

2/28- Ann Arbor, MI (Hometown Record Release Party)
3/1 – Columbus, Ohio
3/2- Pittsburgh, PA
3/3- Salisbury, MD
3/4- Richmond, VA
3/5- St. Augustine, FL
3/6- Orlando, FL
3/7- Birmingham, AL
3/8- Atlanta, GA
3/9- Bloomington, IN