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Connecticut-based band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die has a new album Harmlessness available now. It is the band's second album and first with Epitaph.

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.

The group create their dense textured sound with multi-layered and heavily effected guitars as well as synthesizer, cello, and trumpet. In their idealistic maximalist world, more of everything is better.

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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

Connecticut-based band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die has a new album Harmlessness available now. It is the ...

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Playing instruments nominated for Grammies. Does that mean we can be Grammy nominated?

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last night a tweet saved my life https://t.co/nXtu8aLICh

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@twiabp

we're here. lots of big stuff coming soon. ✌️ https://t.co/b398UmmqKv

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@twiabp

WHY DIDN'T FRODO JUST TAKE AN UBER? LOTR would have been much more concise

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@twiabp

As Balliett recalls, the label executives "fucking hated post-emo indie guitar rock. they were into Father John Misty or whatever."

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@twiabp

Playing instruments nominated for Grammies. Does that mean we can be Grammy nominated?

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@twiabp

Whatchu know about sophisticated instruments? https://t.co/xW8GNIqdvS

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@twiabp

Spotify is currently reminding me that the band I'm listening to is closely related to Eve 6 and Matchbox Twenty

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@twiabp

You ever get embarrassed by the related artists list on Spotify when you listen to a dope record? Currently 1 step away from Eve 6....

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