Music does interesting things to our brain chemistry when it enters our auditory canals and bounces around unimpeded in our skulls. It can access long-forgotten memories, it can swing a mood toward darkness or light, it can move us to tears, it can energize us like a heart needle of adrenaline, enflaming our passions to indescribable heights, or it can calm us to a state of near-suspended animation, soothing us into a contemplative reverie.
Music can do all of these things by degrees and in various intensities, but it’s a rare feat for a single artist’s efforts to capture that entire panorama of shifting emotions and spiking consciousness. Improbably christened and therefore perfectly framed to accept the mantle, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die may be that unlikely band to be nearly all things to nearly all people. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
See The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die with Foxing, TTNG and Brightside Wednesday at Southgate House Revival. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .