The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die at Kobo

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By Columbus Alive
From the January 3, 2013 edition

Naming your band The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die guarantees at least a brief window of attention before the mind retreats into endless Facebook refreshing in search of fresh stimuli.

Fortunately, the band (TWIABP&IANLATD, if you will) will reward your curiosity with a stirring sound that bridges hardcore and indie pop — think Los Campesinos!’ frantic nerd-rockreverie, but less library and more house show.

That said, Saturday’s matinee is not at a house. It’s at Kobo. It also features the similarly longwinded/talented Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) and the far more concise Saintseneca, and it promises to be a fine way to spend your first Saturday of 2013.