THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE
NOISEY PREMIERES MARINE TIGERS VIDEO
NEW ALBUM ALWAYS FOREIGN OUT SEPTEMBER 29
Today, Connecticut’s The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die premiere their video, Marine Tigers at Noisey.
The song Marine Tigers is based off content from singer David Bello’s father José Bello’s new book Marine Tigers that he wrote about his experience coming to New York from Puerto Rico in the ‘40s. Bello explains, “Marine Tiger was the ship that carried people from Puerto Rico, and so the white people in New York started calling all the Puerto Rican people ‘Marine Tigers.’ The idea of being named after something that you’re not excited about ties into that feeling of always being foreign.” The song also references his mother’s personal history as a second-generation American of Lebanese descent—as well as his own upbringing in a predominantly white West Virginia town.
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Watch the video for Marine Tigers here:
The band’s new album Always Foreign is out on Epitaph on September 29. Along with Bello, Cyr, and Teti, the TWIABP lineup includes Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Dylan Balliett (guitar, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals). Formed in Connecticut in 2009, TWIABP made their full-length debut with Whenever, If Ever (a 2013 release hailed as “revolutionary” by Pitchfork) and later delivered Harmlessness (praised as “bold and complex and dazzling” by Noisey and “grandiose and dramatic” by NPR).