TWIABP&IANLATD. WTF, right? No, I didn’t just slam my face into the keyboard. The gibberish-looking acronym is (hilariously) shorthand for The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, an alternative band who have freshly signed with Epitaph Records. Self-described as “memo” and “not real,” TWIABP&IANLATD aren’t hardcore in terms of their instrumentals at all, but the way they seem to challenge sound is pretty rock n’ roll. Employing spoken word on a large portion of their tracks, this band let lyrical content have serious voice. With music that meanders into Jimmy Eat World territory overlayed with poetic ramblings about the universe, it will definitely be interesting to see where the band go from here now that they’ve signed to a major punk/hardcore label, and if the words in their songs will measure up to the hefty claims made by their name.
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die will be playing The Wrecking Ball in Atlanta this summer. Tickets go on sale Monday April 6th.