Today Connecticut indie band The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (TWIABP) celebrates the release of Always Foreign, a record whose name is all too fitting for its sometimes heavy subject matter. Social values, politics, discrimination, xenophobia, health, and equality— these are some of the important topics covered in the Epitaph Records release.



Perhaps the most profound song on Always Foreign is also its lengthiest.  “Marine Tigers” tells the story of a man struggling to adjust to his new home in large part due to his government. The biographical song is named for the boat that brought vocalist Dave Bello’s dad to New York from Puerto Rico in the 1940s. “Can you still call it a country if all the states are broken? Can you still call it a business if all you do is steal?” Bello questions as horns and drums surge over a dreamlike melody.

Other notable tracks are “Gram”, a soft tune with a strong message targeted at the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the band’s first single, “Dillon and Her Son”— a song about growing up (featuring Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou).

You can listen to Always Foreign by TWIABP now and let us know what you think of it in the comments.



Related: Say Anything and mewithoutYou release 7″ split


Currently The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die is in the midst of a fall tour with support from Rozwell Kid. Click here for tour dates.


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