Thursday, March 10, 2011
Balance and Composure Announce Debut Album "Separation" Out May 10th * US Tour w/ Dredge, The Dear Hunter and More!
According to Balance and Composure, they can be loud, quiet and everything in between. A pretty apt description in a nutshell. Once you get down to an intricate school of thought, though, the lyricism of singer/guitarists Jonathan Simmons and Andrew Slaymaker show things in a different light. Having all met in the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown, PA through mutual projects during their high school years, Balance and Composure decided to start what they called a "real band" once former projects dissolved. Once completing the formation of the band, Balance and Composure hit the ground running and have yet to look back.
A sonic assault melding influences such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel and Nirvana, their upcoming full length "Separation" adheres to the band's namesake. A cohesive listen of anthemic and melodic guitar blitzes with poignant lyricism, rhythmic thrusts and an abrasive pop knack in its overall deliverance, "Separation" churns in a fortified enclave of guitar fuzz and impending rhythms that drive heavily. Balance and Composure may wear their love for early 90's underground alt rock on their sleeves, but they are in no way merely a "throwback" band as much as they are an outfit who respects their influences, and pushes them forward into brash sonic terrortory with the us vs. the world ethos of geniune punk rock.
After self releasing their first EP “I Just Want To Be Pure” in 2008, followed by their "Only Boundaries" EP and split EP with Tigers Jaw, both on No Sleep Records, Balance and Composure are now on the verge of releasing their debut full length, "Separation," out May 10th, 2011 on No Sleep Records.
* More details including album art, track list, and new music off "Separation" coming soon!
Balance and Composure Live
w/ Make Do and Mend
March 11th- Plains, PA: Unnamed Venue w/ Tigers Jaw
March 12th- Baltimore, MD: Charm City Art’s Space w/ Pianos Become The Teeth
March 13th- Cleveland, OH: Now That’s Class
March 14th- Cincinnati, OH: Fogarty’s
March 15th- Nashville, TN: Rocketown
March 18th - Austin, TX / SXSW The Scoot Inn (Thrasher Magazine Party)
March 19th - Austin, TX / SXSW Emo's (Alternative Press Magazine Showcase)
w/ Dredg + The Dear Hunter
Tue 5/3 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Wed 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Thu 5/5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri 5/6 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sat 5/7 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Tue 5/10 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
Wed 5/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Fri 5/13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Sat 5/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Sun 5/15 Pontiac, MI The Eagle Theatre
Mon 5/16 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Wed 5/18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 5/19 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Fri 5/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Sat 5/21 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street
Mon 5/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Wed 5/25 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Thu 5/26 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live
Fri 5/27 Austin, TX Emo's
Sat 5/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
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