Balance and Composure

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Balance and Composure
Balance and Composure at Center Stage in Atlanta GA Sep 21 2012.jpg
Balance and Composure playing at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
Background information
Origin Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US
Genres Alternative rock,[1] indie rock,[1] post-hardcore,[1] emo
Years active 2007–present
Labels No Sleep
Website balanceandcomposure.com
Members
  • Jon Simmons
  • Erik Petersen
  • Andy Slaymaker
  • Matt Warner
  • Bailey Van Ellis

Balance and Composure is an American post-hardcore / alternative rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.[2] They formed in the winter of 2007, after the break up of two local Doylestown bands.[3] The band's music is often suggested having similarities to Title Fight, Brand New, and Nirvana.[4] Their second album The Things We Think We're Missing reached No. 51 on the Billboard 200, No. 10 on their Independent Albums, No. 13 on the Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and No. 16 on the Rock Albums charts.[5]

Members[edit]

  • Jon Simmons - Vocals, Guitar
  • Erik Petersen - Guitar
  • Andy Slaymaker - Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Matt Warner - Bass
  • Bailey Van Ellis - Drums

Discography[edit]

Full Lengths[edit]

  • 2011: Separation
  • 2013: The Things We Think We're Missing[6]

EPs[edit]

  • 2008: I Just Want to Be Pure
  • 2009: Only Boundaries
  • 2010: Balance and Composure/Tigers Jaw split
  • 2012: Acoustic 7"
  • 2012: Braid & Balance and Composure split
  • 2013: Off the Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation

Music Videos[edit]

  • 2012: "Quake"
  • 2013: "Reflection"
  • 2013: "Tiny Raindrop"[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Balance and Composure’s Biography – Free listening, concerts, stats, & pictures at". Last.fm. November 26, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Artist Biography by Steve Leggett. "Balance & Composure | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Balance and Composure". Punknews.org. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Balance And Composure". No Sleep Records. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Things We Think We're Missing - Balance & Composure | Awards". AllMusic. September 9, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Balance and Composure: The Things We Think We're Missing | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. September 13, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Balance and Composure Chase Dreams in 'Tiny Raindrop' - Premiere - Video". Rolling Stone. November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

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