Photo Courtesy: steven Pisano
The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (TWIABP) are one of the most recognizable names (pun intended) of the emo revival scene. What has kept the band consistently fresh in both their live performances and studio work is an ever-rotating roster of performers, with a lineup consistently larger than that of the usual rock group (the band is at seven members according to their Facebook profile at the time of writing). And, like the band’s lineup, their sound is both massive and dynamic. Their newest album, Always Foreign, continues this trend, and is their most political album to date. For example, the track “Marine Tigers” paints a dystopian image of America, while also declaring “There’s nothing wrong with Jose/There’s nothing wrong with Moses.” Something that I’ve enjoyed about seeing the band live in the past is that they aren’t afraid to experiment and elaborate on the studio versions of their songs. The show will also feature power-pop rockers Rozwell Kid and and the alt-country phenom Ratboys, two of the most exciting bands currently in the scene.
The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m No Longer Afraid to Die is playing 10/17 at High Noon Saloon.