The World is... Stream Album
2013-05-16 by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | 60 Comments

Connecticut emo band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have decided to stream their long awaited debut full-length album ahead of it's release date because of a leak. The album is also available for digital download on Topshelf Records website, and the band's Bandcamp page.

The album is called Whenever, If Ever and can be found here:

http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/whenever-if-ever

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


Just bought it, fuck yeahhhhhhhhhh

Digging: The Hotelier - Home, Like NoPlace Is There

RosaParks
May 16th 2013

14592 Comments


tybg. keep me away from the top shelf big cartel cause i always end up buying a shirt or something

WeepingBanana
May 16th 2013

9897 Comments


if i had a nickel for every time this band opened for a show that i was going to but i ended up missing these guys' set cause i'm not really that into them

i'd have like 3 or 4 nickels

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


This is so fucking good OMG

WeepingBanana
May 16th 2013

9897 Comments


their not bad, i just see their name way too much cause they play around here like every week

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


I would go see them every time

VicariousIntent
May 16th 2013

1591 Comments


WeepingBanana I'm laughing so hard right now because that is this band in a nutshell for me as well

F0RBES
May 16th 2013

225 Comments


album rules band rules

cheapcrayon
May 16th 2013

23 Comments


This is great. Pretty much what I was expecting this to be like. "Picture of a Tree That Doesn't Look Okay", "Gig Life", "Getting Sodas" and "Low Light Assembly" are especially good. Definitely the best songs they've put out since the Formlessness EP back in 2010.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


nah, it's not as good as the split

PunchforPunch
May 16th 2013

5302 Comments


this is so dope

Digging: Vril - Torus

RosaParks
May 16th 2013

14592 Comments


deer leap out-played this band on that split so i think this is better than twiabp side of that split

BallsToTheWall
May 16th 2013

44164 Comments


Just discovered this band 10 minutes ago thanks to Trebor. I love this. Comin to my area soon for 10 bucks with Dads and Pity Sex, I am beyond stoked.

auberginedreams
May 16th 2013

5981 Comments


trying to find the leak.

auberginedreams
May 16th 2013

5981 Comments


only listened to 3 songs but it's really good so far.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


Glad I can spread the word about this band

Fool just stream it or pay for it

auberginedreams
May 16th 2013

5981 Comments


i'm streaming it right now. if i like it i might buy it on vinyl but i don't pay for digital albums.

dcha
May 16th 2013

989 Comments


Leaked on what and the band was up in there trying to get it taken down. They was all like "nah bitch".

dcha
May 16th 2013

989 Comments


And about the vocals on this... LOOOOOOLL

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


I don't understand your point

auberginedreams
May 16th 2013

5981 Comments


vocals are good.

auberginedreams
May 16th 2013

5981 Comments


the synth is somehow good and not shitty too.

dimsim3478
May 16th 2013

3986 Comments


holy fuck I REPEAT HOLY FUCK

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

dimsim3478
May 16th 2013

3986 Comments


It's crazy that Tom is still on so much of this thing and it took them this long to put it out.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 16th 2013

1537 Comments


Not bad.

dimsim3478
May 16th 2013

3986 Comments


So I just want to say keep in mind that this is going to be put up by the band for free/donation on their Bandcamp on the official release date (June 16 or whatever?). Derrick just got drunk and posted a rant about the shit he's getting for letting this leak and he announced it's gonna be free.

http://theworldisa.tumblr.com/post/50566775299/regarding-records-leaks-turds-piracy-etc

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 16th 2013

1537 Comments


I'll hold out till it's on their personal bandcamp and pay the price the label's offering it for then. That way the band can get the money I was close to paying now anyway.

titlefightmeirl
May 16th 2013

659 Comments


I need to listen to this.

SpritzSpritz
May 16th 2013

479 Comments


anyone else think this is boring and shitty

EaglesBecomeVultures
May 16th 2013

5051 Comments


really good

Digging: Future - Honest

ZilbelPing
May 16th 2013

5788 Comments


I saw them post on fb that this is now the most bought album on bandcamp. Pretty badass. Gonna listen, and yeah thanks treb for spreading the word on these guys and You Blew It!.

VisceralUproar
May 16th 2013

154 Comments


Color me impressed. This release is really cool.

Thane
May 16th 2013

2110 Comments


already pre-ordered but this is so good fuck yes

North0House2
May 16th 2013

5599 Comments


Seems pretty cool. Loved their older stuff. This'll probably be good too.

Digging: Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2013

48541 Comments


Wait, so do they have a new singer now or what?

Thane
May 16th 2013

2110 Comments


i remember reading something about their 'main' vocalist being ill or something but i still hear him on this. idk it was very unclear.

VicariousIntent
May 16th 2013

1591 Comments


He was quite ill for a long time, but as I understand it that had nothing to do with him leaving...he was either kicked out or left, but whatever the case I've heard it wasn't on good terms.

pmmets07
May 16th 2013

5784 Comments


yeah so never really liked these guys and always opt to leave before their set when i can (which is more often than you'd think) but this is quite good

wacknizzle
May 16th 2013

11909 Comments


Bout time I checked this band out, this is friggin great. Thanks for posting this @Rob, I probably wouldn't have known about it otherwise.

Digging: Fall of Efrafa - Inle

SonofSnow
May 16th 2013

647 Comments


My damn this is good.

titlefightmeirl
May 16th 2013

659 Comments


I love topshelf.

Artuma
May 16th 2013

8469 Comments


this album great but the band name is just plain stupid

Digging: Nails - Abandon All Life

titlefightmeirl
May 16th 2013

659 Comments


how so?

SonofSnow
May 16th 2013

647 Comments


It's too damn long.

Artuma
May 16th 2013

8469 Comments


i mean, it's pretty intelligent as well but soooo overly long

dimsim3478
May 16th 2013

3986 Comments


Emo band names tho

lachis
May 16th 2013

236 Comments


pretty cool so far.

taxidermist
May 16th 2013

7175 Comments


Glad I can spread the word about this band

I'm actually surprised sputnik isn't all over this band. Every other social media site I visit seems to jock the shit out of them.

pmmets07
May 16th 2013

5784 Comments


fuuuuuuck this is good

EyeForAnEye
May 17th 2013

1677 Comments


The Academy is... a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die

dimsim3478
May 17th 2013

3986 Comments


^Almost Here is the shit.

EaglesBecomeVultures
May 17th 2013

5051 Comments


Glad I can spread the word about this band

lol this band is hyped to death

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2013

20204 Comments


Still gotta listen to the split. What I heard from it sounded aight

Digging: YG - My Krazy Life

auberginedreams
May 17th 2013

5981 Comments


"Glad I can spread the word about this band"

yeah i kind of thought most emo fans already knew about this band but maybe i'm wrong.

but omg heartbeat in the brain is sooo good.

auberginedreams
May 17th 2013

5981 Comments


getting sodas is great too.

sniper
May 18th 2013

18584 Comments


yeah i kind of thought most emo fans already knew about this band but maybe i'm wrong.
yeah you were wrong. all of them already knew about this band.

split with deer leap is better (mainly coz deer leap is better) but this record is better than any of their other shit i think. interesting tumblr rant.

sniper
May 18th 2013

18584 Comments


"Shitty Greg - guitar, vocals, piano, synthesizer"

based on this and that tumblr rant i would hazard a guess that he is no longer in the band.

dimsim3478
May 18th 2013

3986 Comments


^Their ex-lead singer was Tom Diaz who also played synths/acoustic guitar and I'm pretty sure he does all the lead vox on this album. He left after the Deer Leap split and Dave took over.

"Shitty Greg" is Greg Horbal, one of their longtime guitarists (who is still in the band) and they really enjoy giving him shit publicly for some reason. Hell, their Facebook band description is even "we are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. Greg is supposed to get hot dogs but he never does."

GoingToBuffalo
May 19th 2013

33 Comments


Sooooo sweet. Kinda weird that Tom sang on the whole album but left the band, now David F Bello performs with them as lead.
Heartbeat In The Brain, Picture of a Tree, Gig Life, and Getting Sodas are all so fucking ace. The vinyl variants all sound awesome too, I ordered the clear/green smoke, can't wait to get it.
And they're finally coming near buffalo this week to Rochester, I'm so pumped.

Thane
May 19th 2013

2110 Comments


i ordered the bundle with t-shirt, LP and poster or some shit. didn't get to choose color, hope i get a cool one



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