The World Is A Beautiful Place Founding Vocalist Tom Diaz Has Died

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Tom Diaz, founding vocalist and keyboard player of the World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, has passed away. The Connecticut-based band announced the news in a Facebook post today. “We are incredibly heartbroken about the passing of Tom Diaz. He was an extremely talented artist, with such a … More »

How Bottoming Out And Falling Through The Cracks Inspired Spirit Night’s Dylan Balliett To Rise Above

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If you’ve done so much as read this website today, odds are you’ve experienced the emotional polarity of modern music consumption — the giddy thrill of having instantaneous access to virtually every note of popular recorded music, countered by the much more powerful dread of realizing just how much of it you’ll never get to … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

Q&A: The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die

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Strike one for an indie band forming in 2009: playing “really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was relevant.” Strike two: doing so in Willimantic, Connecticut, a city commonly known as “Heroin Town” in a state whose most renowned rock band to that point was probably Hatebreed. Strike three: … More »

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – “Gram”

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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are following up 2015’s Harmlessness with a new album, Always Foreign, at the end of the week. We’ve heard two tracks from it so far — “Dillon And Her Son” and “Marine Tigers” — and today they’ve shared … More »

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – “Dillon And Her Son”

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We were big fans of the World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die’s sophomore album, Harmlessness — it landed at #13 on our 2015 year-end list — and, while they haven’t exactly been quiet in the interim between a string of shorter releases, the collective … More »

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – “Body Without Organs”

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BODYWITHOUTORGANS-highresSo far this year, the World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have released a 7″ by themselves and one with Sorority Noise on the back of last year’s instant-classic Harmlessness, and today they’ve shared a new track called “Body Without Organs,” with all proceeds going … More »