Balance and Composure
|Balance and Composure|
Balance and Composure playing at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia
|Origin||Doylestown, Pennsylvania, US|
|Genres||Alternative rock, indie rock, post-hardcore, emo|
Balance and Composure is an American post punk / alternative band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They formed in the winter of 2007, after the break up of two local Doylestown bands. The band's music is often suggested having similarities to Sunny Day Real Estate, Circa Survive, and Nirvana. Their 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.
- Jon Simmons - Vocals, Guitar
- Erik Petersen - Guitar
- Andy Slaymaker - Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Matt Warner - Bass
- Bailey Van Ellis - Drums
The Erection Kids
The Erection Kids were a five piece pop punk band from Pennsylvania that featured Jon Simmons (Vocals), Mike Kokinda (Guitar), Erik Petersen (Guitar), Jeff Wendig (Bass), and Mike McHughin (Drums). In two years they released two EP's, Titty City and Extended Pleasure. The band also released a DVD showing their first 6 months of a band, and then released a split with Title Fight before calling it quits in 2007. Jon Simmons and Erik Petersen would later go on to form Balance and Composure.
- 2011: Separation
- 2013: The Things We Think We're Missing
- 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
- 2012: "Quake"
- 2013: "Reflection"
- 2013: "Tiny Raindrop"
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