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TWIABP playing Market Hotel, Philly with a brass band, & more on fall tour

TWIABP
photo by Shervin Lainez

The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die are two weeks away from releasing their anticipated new album, Always Foreign, the followup to 2015’s excellent Harmlessness (due 9/29 via Epitaph). So far they’ve released two singles, the snappy and upbeat “Dillon And Her Son,” and the much longer, slower, horn-fueled “Marine Tigers.” Here’s some background on the latter, via press release:

The song “Marine Tigers” is based off content from singer David Bello’s father José Bello’s new book Marine Tigers that he wrote about his experience coming to New York from Puerto Rico in the ‘40s. Bello explains, “Marine Tiger was the ship that carried people from Puerto Rico, and so the white people in New York started calling all the Puerto Rican people ‘Marine Tigers.’ The idea of being named after something that you’re not excited about ties into that feeling of always being foreign.” The song also references his mother’s personal history as a second-generation American of Lebanese descent—as well as his own upbringing in a predominantly white West Virginia town.

You can watch the “Marine Tigers” video and a 360º visual for “Dillon And Her Son” below.

TWIABP are supporting the album on tour with Rozwell Kid, and that tour includes a NYC show at the soon-to-be-reopened Market Hotel on November 11 with additional support from Animal Flag. Tickets for Market Hotel go on sale Wednesday (9/20) at noon.

TWIABP and Rozwell Kid also play a Philly show the day the album comes out, where TWIABP will be backed by a brass band. All dates are listed below.

In case you missed it, we included TWIABP’s “I Can Be Afraid of Anything” on From Sunny Day to Brand New: A Brief History of Emo Bands Making Art Rock.

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TWIABP — 2017 Tour Dates
Sep 22 Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN
Sep 23 PYGMALION Urbana, IL
Sep 29 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Oct 11 Mahall’s Lakewood, OH
Oct 12 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Oct 13 Subterranean Chicago, IL
Oct 14 Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
Oct 15 Firebird St Louis, MO
Oct 17 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Oct 18 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Oct 19 The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Oct 20 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
Oct 21 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 23 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
Oct 24 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Oct 26 Cornerstone Berkeley Berkeley, CA
Oct 27 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Oct 28 The Irenic San Diego, CA
Oct 29 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Oct 31 Sidewinder Austin, TX
Nov 01 Three Links Dallas, TX
Nov 03 Backbooth Orlando, FL
Nov 04 Nighthawks Jacksonville, FL
Nov 05 The Small Ball Atlanta, GA
Nov 07 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Nov 08 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Nov 09 The Middle East Cambridge, MA
Nov 10 The Ballroom at The Outer Space Hamden, CT
Nov 11 Market Hotel Brooklyn, NY

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