Today marks the release of Always Foreign, the latest album from The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die. The third full-length from the Connecticut-bred collective, Always Foreign is now available in stores everywhere.
As the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed Harmlessness, Always Foreign is the band’s most sonically adventurous and expansive work yet, with lyrics delivering both incisive commentary and visceral emotion.
“When we started writing we were fresh off Trump being elected, so there’s an anger to the album that’s different from what we’ve done in the past,” says TWIABP vocalist David F Bello. “There’s a lot more resistance thinking throughout the songs—not in a way that’s strictly anti-Trump, but also addressing things like white supremacy and controlling elements of the state.”
Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign takes its title from lead single “Marine Tigers”: a seven-minute epic that uses real-life storytelling to illuminate the immigrant experience. Elsewhere on the album, TWIABP confront everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships.
Along with Bello and Teti, the TWIABP lineup includes Joshua Cyr (bass, harp, synth, vocals), Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Dylan Balliett (guitar, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals).
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die are now on tour. Check out the full tour dates below.
TWIABP TOUR DATES:
Sept 29 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct 11 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
Oct 12 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Oct 13 Chicago. IL – Subterranean
Oct 14 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Oct 15 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Oct 17 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Oct 18 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Oct 19 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
Oct 20 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Oct 21 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Oct 23 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Oct 24 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Oct 26 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley
Oct 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Oct 28 San Diego, CA – The Irenic
Oct 29 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Oct 31 Austin, TX – Sidewinder
Nov 01 Dallas, TX – Three Links
Nov 03 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Nov 04 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
Nov 05 Atlanta, GA – The Small Ball
Nov 07 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Nov 08 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Nov 09 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
Nov 10 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Nov 11 Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel