Today we are thrilled to announce that we've got The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's spectacular debut EP 7" [i]Formlessness[/i] now available for pre-order [url=http://www.topshelfrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-world-is-a-beautiful-place-i-am-no-longer-afraid-to-die]here[/url].
Released earlier this year and taking some not-so-obvious cues from the likes of trail blazers like Sunny Day Real Estate or American Football, [i]Formlessness[/i] plays like every record we love -- but never quite just ONE in particular -- and that's our favorite part about it. The band has grabbed hold of classic moments like the more spastic buildups on a Kickball record or even the quieter lulls of Slint's [i]Spiderland[/i] in an entirely fresh and down-right invigorating direction. With the release of [i]Formlessness[/i], TWIABP are quickly joining the ranks of their peers like Annabel and [url=http://www.topshelfrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate]Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)[/url].
We're ecstatic to be offering this record on vinyl. The first twenty-five orders will receive a FREE 2 song cassette titled "Josh Is Dead" and one random pre order will receive a [b]free[/b] test press of the record with their order.
The band will be hitting the road at the end of the month in support of the release with the following dates:
[b]Dec 26, 2010[/b] - Bethlehem, PA (US) @ Fountain Hill American Legion - Street Smart Cyclist Reunion w/ Street Smart Cyclist, Algernon Cadwallader & Slingshot Dakota
[b]Dec 30, 2010[/b] - New Haven, CT (US) @ The Cookie Jar w/ Castevet, Snowing & Stay Ahead of the Weather
[b]Dec 31, 2010[/b] - Philadelphia, PA (US) @ The Fire w/ Everyone Everywhere, Castevet & Stay Ahead of the Weather
[b]Jan 1, 2011[/b] - Akron, OH (US) @ It's a Kling Thing House w/ Castevet & Stay Ahead of the Weather
[b]Jan 2, 2011[/b] - Grand Rapids, MI (US) @ The Turtle Den
[b]Jan 3, 2011[/b] - Kalamazoo, MI (US) @ The No Fun House w/ The Reptilian & Black Churches
[b]Jan 5, 2011[/b] - Columbus, OH (US) @ Monster House
We hope you're all as excited about this as we are!
Keep your heads up,
-Seth, Matt & Kev