The World Is A Beautiful Place, Caspian, Old Wounds, The Island of Misfit Toys, and Loner Chic 12/11 @ Toad's Place, New Haven CT By Susan McLean
When The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die announced a release show for their new album Harmlessness at Toad's Place in New Haven, I knew I needed to go. TWIABP was kind enough to give me photo credentials, so Bruised Knuckles was in business.
I've been a fan of TWIABP since Whenever, If Ever, and Harmlessness was an incredible album. I was excited to see how TWIABP would celebrate coming from little old Willimantic CT to European tours.
The energy was amazing and everyone played incredibly well. I hadn't listened to Caspian, Old Wounds, or Loner Chic before but all three were great. Caspian and Old Wounds are new favorites, and TWIABP and The Island of Misfit Toys will always be great.
TWIABP was full of jokes and gratitude and frankly seemed a little exhausted, but played as well as ever. I was happy to be able to be a part of this moment in their careers and I can't wait to see what's next.
The Island of Misfit Toys
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