Parkersburg Indie Rocker on TWIABP, WV and TAL

Aug 28, 2015

The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Credit Nooran Matties

If you take a second to look around, you can find hardworking West Virginians in the coolest places.

Case in point, Parkersburg native Dave Bello fronting the popular indie rock band The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die (also known as TWIABP). We sat down with the pepperoni roll-loving frontman to talk about TWIABP's new record, his thoughts on the Mountain State (specifically his bromance with Martinsburg's Rozwell Kid) and whether This American Life actually influenced his songwriting.

  The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will release their new LP Harmlessness September 25 via Epitaph and will be on tour this fall. Keep up with the band on Facebook and Twitter. To hear more of their music, tune in to 'A Change of Tune,' airing Saturdays at 10pm EST on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.