Students Organizing Multiple Arts (aka SOMA, as most of you may know them as) are bringing a different sound to the Penn State music scene. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, currently signed to Boston’s Topshelf Records, is an atmospheric emo/indie punk band from Willimantic, CT and will be gracing Penn State with their presence on Thursday November 7th, 2013 in Alumni Hall in the HUB at 8pm.
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die is comprised of Derrick Shanholtzer (guitar/vocals), Josh Cyr(bass), Steven K Buttery(drums), Greg Horbal (guitar/vocals), David Bello (vocals), Chris Teti (guitar/trumpet)
Katie Shanholtzer-Dvorak (keyboards/vocals) and Julia Peters (cello). The band just finished up some dates with Brand New and are currently out on a short run with The Front Bottoms. At first listen, their sound instantly reminded me of the bands like Lydia and maybe even a little bit of Fireworks with their very slow, soft, melodic punk sound. I’m pleasantly surprised by the musicality of this band and am extremely excited to catch their show on November 7th and I hope you are too!
Below you can stream the band’s latest album titled Whenever, If Ever right here:
For more information on the show click here for the Facebook event and I hope to see you in the crowd!