The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Whenever, If Ever

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Connecticut indie-emo rockers the World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die bring their particular brand of post-rock-informed emo songs to their debut album Whenever, If Ever, evoking the same sentimentally terse dynamics of '90s hardcore offshoots like Sunny Day Real Estate, Cap'n Jazz, and Mineral. While staying pretty true to the blueprint of the early emo genre with obtuse yet jangly guitar lines and urgent vocals, tracks like "Flightboat" blend in post-rock elements like buoyant trumpet and airy synth lines.

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