Major label debut from one of the most moving and original emo bands of recent years. So proud of these guys. They deserve all the attention they get. Pick this up on double vinyl for the awesome art and lyrics, and also check them out on tour.
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Harmlessness  [Album]
Epitaph / Broken World Media / CD
MP3 / V0 (VBR) / Scene
On September 25th The World Is A Beautiful Place will be releasing Harmlessness, their second full-length and first for the legendary punk outlet Epitaph Records. The album is a breakthrough, a new acme for a band that has done brilliant work in crafting striking melodies, poignant narratives, and confident, compelling songs out of their own complicated and imaginative aesthetic.
If Harmlessness marks a new milestone for the band, and its foremost artistic achievement, it's also an album that spends time pondering the years that The World Is A Beautiful Place has spent finding its place. The title itself is a play on the band's first release, a gesture inspired by the return of founding member Tyler Bussey. Yet Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak also sees "Harmlessness" as a state to be achieved, an ethos that fits with all the open spirit of being "formless". In Shanholtzer-Dvorak's words, the goal is "to exist in harmlessness, doing no harm to those around you." It's a fitting idea for an album this devoted to beauty and humanity, and the search to find one in the other. - Chad Jewett, Half Cloth