"The world is a beautiful place & i am no longer afraid to die" is a band I stumbled upon this summer, never heard of them before but really, really, really loved their debut full-length, and the album's closer "Getting Sodas" is one of my favorite songs of the year. So that's all fine.
Saturday I'm at menlo mall with my friend at American Apparel with all the 20 year olds and some college kid says to me "I like your shirt". I happen to be wearing a shirt of the aforementioned band. I go "Oh you know them" and then he and his friend start to talk to me about "The World Is" (what they are calling the band). One of them is wearing a Joy Division shirt so I'm like OK, these dudes are real young but maybe they got good taste in music… then they mention the band "Brand New" which I think is an emo band like My Chemical Romance that is mainstream and lame (as far as I know, I don't really know them since they aren't "indie") and I begin to question whether or not the band I've liked all summer is actually "cool" or not.