The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die sign to Epitaph

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Connecticut emo band The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die — or Long Band Name, as they’re affectionately known around Connecticut — have signed to Epitaph Records. Details surrounding the band’s Epitaph full-length debut are forthcoming, but the band will also release two records in the interim: a split 7″ with Rozwell Kid on Broken World Media (due June 23), followed by Death to New Years, a two-song 7″ on Topshelf Records (due July 28).

“Epitaph’s Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 inspired 13-year-old me to begin a life of poor decision making,” said The World is a Beautiful Place guitarist Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak. “We are a band that likes to follow through on all of our terrible ideas, so it’s great to be on a label that enthusiastically supports us in this.”

The World is a Beautiful Place released their debut full-length Whenever, If Ever on Topshelf Records in 2013.

The band will play a handful of dates with Spraynard and Makeshift Shelters in June. See a list of dates below.

The World is a Beautiful Place Dates

June 24 – Albany, NY – Bogies
June 25 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
June 26 – Allentown, PA – Planet Trog
June 27 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

View the video for “Picture of a Tree That Doesn’t Look Okay” below.