The World Is A Beautiful Place & … – Harmlessness

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On September 25th The World Is A Beautiful Place will be releasing Harmlessness, their second full-length and first for the legendary punk outlet Epitaph Records. The album is a breakthrough, a new acme for a band that has done brilliant work in crafting striking melodies, poignant narratives, and confident, compelling songs out of their own complicated and imaginative aesthetic.

If Harmlessness marks a new milestone for the band, and its foremost artistic achievement, it’s also an album that spends time pondering the years that The World Is A Beautiful Place has spent finding its place. The title itself is a play on the band’s first release, a gesture inspired by the return of founding member Tyler Bussey. Yet Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak also sees “Harmlessness” as a state to be achieved, an ethos that fits with all the open spirit of being “formless”. In Shanholtzer-Dvorak’s words, the goal is “to exist in harmlessness, doing no harm to those around you.” It’s a fitting idea for an album this devoted to beauty and humanity, and the search to find one in the other. – Chad Jewett, Half Cloth

Tracklist

01. You Can’t Live There Forever
02. blank #11
03. January 10th, 2014
04. The Word Lisa
05. Rage Against the Dying of the Light
06. Ra Patera Dance
07. Mental Health
08. Wendover
09. We Need More Skulls
10. Haircuts For Everybody
11. Willie (For Howard)
12. I Can Be Afraid of Everything
13. Mount Hum

Pressing Info

Note: this is a double LP!
3000 / Black 2xLP Vinyl (we have this one in stock)
1000 / Clear & Pink Swirl 2xLP Vinyl
500 / Violet & White Swirl 2xLP Vinyl (Band exclusive)
500 / White 2xLP Vinyl (Tour exclusive)
500 / Yellow 2xLP Vinyl (Retail exclusive)

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