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, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock,[1] indie-rock, emo, post-hardcore
Years active 2007–present
Labels Vagrant, UNFD (AU/NZ)
Associated acts Title Fight
Website lightwemade.com
Members
  • Jon Simmons
  • Erik Petersen
  • Andy Slaymaker
  • Matt Warner
  • Bailey Van Ellis

Balance and Composure is an American alternative rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.[2] They formed in the winter of 2007, after the breakup of two local Doylestown bands.[3] The band's music is often suggested having similarities to Title Fight, Brand New, and Nirvana.[4] They've released two studio albums and five EPs since their inception. Their second album The Things We Think We're Missing reached number 51 on the Billboard 200, number 10 on the Independent Albums, number 13 on the Modern Rock/Alternative Albums and number 16 on the Rock Albums charts.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
EPs
  • I Just Want to Be Pure (2008)
  • Only Boundaries (2009)
  • Balance and Composure/Tigers Jaw split (2010)
  • Acoustic 7" (2012)
  • Braid & Balance and Composure split (2012)
  • Off the Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation (2013)
Music videos
  • "Quake" (2012)
  • "Reflection" (2013)
  • "Tiny Raindrop" (2013)[6]
  • "Postcard" (2016)

Members[edit]

  • Jon Simmons - vocals, guitar
  • Erik Petersen - guitar
  • Andy Slaymaker - guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Warner - bass
  • Bailey Van Ellis - drums, programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Ian (December 30, 2014). "The Year In Post-Hardcore: Has the New Wave Crested?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 15, 2016. ...the already-elastic boundaries [of "The New Wave of Post-Hardcore"] stretched to include classicist alt-rock acts like Balance and Composure... 
  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 Chase Dreams in 'Tiny Raindrop' - Premiere - Video". Rolling Stone. November 13, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

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