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The World Is A Beautiful Place… Shares New Track, “Auguries Of Guilt”

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Indie-rockers The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die returned with their latest music since 2021, “Auguries Of Guilt” via Epitaph Records.

The Connecticut-formed act lyrically examines and challenges the notion of what makes a hero. “Like the hero killing the guardian of the forest/Set a white-hot flame to the cedars reduced to wasteland,” the band sings.

Vocalist David Bello says of the track, “The people in stories that get labeled as heroes are often brutal killers, capable of extreme greed and cruelty on behalf of their allies and their desires. This song tries to smudge historical and present-day conflicts with the emotions of loss and vengeance.” 

Bello also shares, “It’s about the queasy feeling of rooting for a matador. The unease at the prospect of voting for a president when the lesser-of-two-evils has been enabling genocide, and the dystopia of an AI called Lavender determining its own morality of family annihilation.” 

He says, “I’d like to dedicate it to a number of people and things:
-Dan Moses, a Lebanese man from West Virginia who stood as tall as Goliath and had the kindest heart.
-Humbaba, the protector of the Cedar Forest in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh
-Paulo Paulino Guajajara, killed by government corruption and private industry while protecting an uncontacted tribe in Brazil.
-Khaled Nabhan, Bearer of the Last Goodbye.
-Abdullah Maarouf’s olive groves in Deir Ballut, destroyed by the waste of oppressors, as well as all the olive oil not being made due to political destruction.”

Read more: 11 Alternative Songs To Shake The Anxiety Out Of Your Bones

The World Is A Beautiful Place is spending late June in the UK sharing their alternative, prog-infused, socio-political across the pond. Though, they will be playing in Chicago on August 24. Check out their upcoming run below and grab tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • June 28—Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • June 29—Edinburgh, UK @ The Mash House
  • June 29—Sale, UK @ Outbreak Fest
  • August 24—Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed
 
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