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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die share “I Can Be Afraid Of Anything” (listen)

by Andrew Sacher

photo: TWIABP at LPR in August (more by Mimi Hong)
TWIABP

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will release their second album and first for Epitaph, Harmlessness, on September 25 (pre-order), and today they put out its second single. As “Getting Sodas” from the last album proved, TWIABP are often at their best on the longer sprawled-out songs, and the new 7+ minute “I Can Be Afraid Of Anything” is no exception to this.

Singer David Bello told Stereogum how the song is about dealing with depression/anxiety and finally having motivation again once you’ve sought help. That gives the song a looming sadness, especially in the first half (“I’m carrying this empty bucket / I wanna empty myself”), but really it’s one of the most hopeful-sounding songs they’ve ever written. The song’s two halves are separated by a middle section that begins with the band belting “I really did dig my own hole… and I’m climbing out!” Then they speed up, (winkingly?) lift the guitar riff from Brand New’s “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows,” cue the strings, and make the most triumphant-sounding music we’ve heard from them yet. “You can smell life here, what we call life above the ground,” David Bello sings as the band is in a purely joyous, upbeat mode. It’s a great song, and you should listen below.

TWIABP’s tour with Foxing (who also have an LP on the way) hits NYC on 12/3 at MHOW. Tickets for that show are still available.

TWIABP — 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Oct. 31 Gainesville, FL – The Fest
Nov. 2 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
Nov. 4 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
Nov. 5 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
Nov. 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 7 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Nov. 8 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov. 10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Nov. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Nov. 12 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
Nov .13 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
Nov. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Nov. 15 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
Nov. 17 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
Nov. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
Nov. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Nov. 21 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
Nov. 23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Nov. 24 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
Nov. 25 – Houston, TX – Walters
Nov. 27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Nov. 28 – Nashville, TN – The End
Nov. 30 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
Dec. 1 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St
Dec. 2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Dec. 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec. 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Dec. 5 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt *
Dec. 6 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Jan. 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – 007
Jan. 26 – Leipzig, Germany – Four Rooms
Jan. 27 – Munich, Germany – Feierwerk
Jan. 28 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
Jan. 29 – Luzern, Switzerland – Treibhaus
Jan. 31 – Cologne, Germany – Magnet
Feb. 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen
Feb. 3 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Feb. 4 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
Feb. 5 – Paris, France – Le Point Ephémère
Feb. 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Theatre
Feb. 9 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Feb. 10 – Brighton, UK – The Dome
Feb. 11 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Feb. 12 – Birmingham, UK – Institute Temple
Feb. 13 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Feb. 14 – Glasgow, UK – ABC2

Nov. 2 – Dec. 6 with Foxing and TTNG
* no TTNG

Jan. 25 – Feb. 14 with mewithoutYou (co-headline)

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