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Balance and Composure



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Hometown: Doylestown, PA (USA)

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Balance and Composure formed in the winter of 2007 after the break up of two local Doylestown bands. The members had all once played together in previous musical projects and eventually came together to form Balance and Composure. With the average age of the band only being 19, Balance and Composure has played over 70 shows, completed two east coast tours, and is preparing for the release of their second EP. With a sound that can be described as serene to explosive, they are an amazing group of musicians that will certainly be making a name for themselves in the future.

"Only Boundaries" is the follow up to Balance and Composure's late 2008 self released and well received ("this is one of the best records from an unsigned band that I have heard in my life" - The Daily Chorus) "I Just Want To Be Pure" EP. The band while just barely legal, are not newcomers to the PA music scene having past and current members of such bands as The Erection Kids, War Pigs, Scenic State, and many others. "Only Boundaries" features 4 brand new songs that will make any fan of Jimmy Eat World, Texas Is The Reason or even Brand New smitten in joy. Available as a 12" EP (w/ a Free CD copy inside), first pressing is limited to 500 with 100 having a silk screened b-side.


Reviews

Braid / Balance and Composure Split [7-inch]

Braid / Balance and Composure

Split [7-inch] (2013)

No Sleep

Balance and Composure/The Jealous Sound live in Cambridge

Balance and Composure/The Jealous Sound

live in Cambridge (2013)

live show

Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing

Balance and Composure

The Things We Think We're Missing (2013)

No Sleep Records

Balance and Composure Acoustic [7-inch]

Balance and Composure

Acoustic [7-inch] (2012)

No Sleep Records

Balance and Composure Separation

Balance and Composure

Separation (2011)

No Sleep

Balance and Composure / Tigers Jaw Split

Balance and Composure / Tigers Jaw

Split (2010)

No Sleep / Run for Cover

Balance and Composure Only Boundaries [12 inch]

Balance and Composure

Only Boundaries [12 inch] (2009)

No Sleep

Balance and Composure I Just Want to Be Pure

Balance and Composure

I Just Want to Be Pure (2008)

self-released

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Interviews

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Jonathan Simmons (Balance and Composure)

Friday, August 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Jon Simmons (Balance and Composure)

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Media: Balance and Composure: "Tiny Raindrop" (alternate version)
Balance and Composure have posted an alternate, stripped-down version of their song "Tiny Raindrop." The original version appears on their latest album, last year's…
January 07, 2014
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December 09, 2013
Tours: Balance and Composure (Canada)
Balance and Composure, from Doylestown, PA, have announced a short run of dates in Canada and New York for early 2014. The band is fulfilling their promise to return to Canada after a van accident in…
November 14, 2013
Videos: Balance and Composure: "Tiny Raindrop"
Balance and Composure have released a video for their song "Tiny Raindrop," from their latest album The Things We…
November 13, 2013
Tours: Saves The Day / Jon Simmons / Walter Schreifels (east coast)
Saves The Day, Jon Simmons of Balance & Composure, and Walter Schreifels of Quicksand have announced a short acoustic tour along the east coast in December. You can…
October 25, 2013
Interviews: Jon Simmons (Balance and Composure)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based band Balance And Composure recently made headlines via an accident that destroyed their van and trailer. Prior to that, the band was cruising along on tour with…
October 14, 2013
Videos: Balance and Composure: "Reflection"
Balance and Composure have posted a new music video for their song "Reflection." The song comes from their latest album,…
September 23, 2013
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September 17, 2013
Media: Tigers Jaw: "Carry You Over"
Tigers Jaw have contributed a new song to Will Yip's Off the Board compilation, titled "Carry You Over." The comp is a fundraiser to help Yip become a partner at Pennsylvania's Studio 4 recording space. It features a number of the acts he's worked…
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