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Balance and Composure announce 2015 shows

Balance and Composure have announced a few tour dates for the beginning of 2015 that will take them to the northeast US and Canada with support from Ovlov.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

The band last released The Things We Think We’re Missing, in September 2013 via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).



Balance and Composure announce US tour

Balance and Composure have announced a bunch of tour dates throughout the United States (and a few in Canada) this coming fall. The bulk of shows will see support from Seahaven. You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band last released “The Things We Think We’re Missing,” in September 2013 via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).



Balance And Composure announce UK/Europe tour

Balance And Composure have announced tour dates for the UK and Europe. Check them out below.

The band last released “The Things We Think We’re Missing,” in September 2013 via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).



La Dispute announce Australian tour w/ Balance and Composure

La Dispute will be heading down under for a short run of Australian tour dates with Balance and Composure this June. Details on when and where they’ll be playing can be found below.

La Dispute’s upcoming album “Rooms of the House” is due out March 18th on the band’s new label, Better Living. Balance And Composure’s latest album “The Things We Think We’re Missing” was released on September 10th via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).



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Music Video: Balance And Composure – “Tiny Raindrop”

Pennsylvania rockers Balance and Composure have released a music video for their song “Tiny Raindrop” and you can check it out right here! Frontman Jon Simmons offers a little background on the song:

“Tiny Raindrop” is about wanting someone. It’s a vision of being with someone you are infatuated with but eventually letting them down.

The song appears on the band’s latest album “The Things We Think We’re Missing,” which was released on September 10th via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).



Saves the Day announce holiday acoustic tour with Walter Schreifels (Rival Schools) and Jon Simmons (Balance and Composure)

New Jersey pop punk mainstays Saves the Day have announced that they will be going out on a short US acoustic tour of the Northeast in December. Joining the band will be Walter Schreifels (Gorilla BiscuitsQuicksandRival Schools) and Jon Simmons (Balance and Composure).

You can check out the dates above in the photo, or below.

Saves the Day released their eighth studio album, Saves the Day, on September 17, 2013 through Max Bemis’ Rory Records, a subsidiary of Equal Vision Records.



No Sleep to release “Warehouse Sessions: Vol 1″ LP

Huntington Beach indie record label No Sleep Records has announced plans to release a limited edition vinyl LP for Warehouse Sessions: Volume 1 on November 19th. The release will feature intimate, acoustic performances taken from the label’s “Warehouse Sessions” video series (watch them here).

Warehouse Sessions: Volume 1 will be limited to only 250 copies. 200 will be available on Coke Bottle color through the label’s 2013 Vinyl Subscription and the remaining 50 will be available on Coke Bottle w/Coca Cola Splater through the bands featured on the record.

The release features rare acoustic performances from Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure, Francesco Mentesanto of Sainthood Reps, Nick Diener of The Swellers, Reba and Kimi of Adventures, State Faults and Mixtapes.



Balance and Composure involved in van accident, will be missing Canadian dates with Title Fight

Bad news for anyone planning to catch Balance and Composure in Canada. The band posted that they were involved in a van accident and will be missing their two Canadian tour dates. Here’s what the guys had to say:

Last night we were involved in an accident that totaled our van and trailer. Everyone’s fine but we’re sadly not going to be able to make it to Canada for the next two shows of the Title Fight tour. We apologize to anyone who was planning on seeing us and promise to be back soon. xo

It looks like the band will be rejoining Title Fight starting with the Boston date. Balance and Composure released their sophomore album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, last month on No Sleep Records.



Free Download: Balance and Composure – “Only Boundaries”

Continuing with their “Free Bandcamp Days” series, No Sleep Records is currently offering Only Boundaries, the debut EP by Pennsylvania’s Balance and Composure. It will only be free for a limited time though, so act quickly if you’ve always wanted this release but were too broke to buy it.

You can snag your copy here.

Balance and Composure released their sophomore album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, last month on No Sleep Records.



Music Video: Balance and Composure – “Reflection”

Pennsylvania punk/indie rock band Balance and Composure has released a music video for their track “Reflection” off of their sophomore LP “The Things We Think We’re Missing”.

“The Things We Think We’re Missing” is available through No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).

Check it out below.



Music Video: Balance & Composure – “Reflection”

Pennsylvania progressive band Balance and Composure are streaming a music video for their song “Reflection.” You can check it out right here.

The track comes from the band’s recent album, “The Things We Think We’re Missing,” which dropped on September 10th through No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).

 



Album Review: Balance and Composure – “The Things We Think We’re Missing”

The sophomore album from Pennsylvania’s Balance and Composure, “The Things We Think We’re Missing” is hauntingly beautiful. Overlooking some strange lyrical decisions, this LP is cathartic, emotional, raw, powerful, and a million other descriptors that make me want to listen again.

Each song is laced together with a desperate yearning, pummeled into the listeners’ ears with powerful drums and catchy guitars.  Rhythmically, the album sounds stronger and like a logical progression from their earlier works; Long term fans will not be disappointed.  And with this release, lovers of 90’s alternative/grunge will quickly become new fans.  Nirvana is an obvious reference for most of the album.

Opening guitars on “Parachutes” are really interesting and ear-catching.  Even paired with visceral and screamed lyrics, the unique work is easy to spot in the entire song.  Late in the album, “Reflection” is easily my favorite song.  Something about it sounds immediately familiar and well loved.   To an almost waltz-like rhythm, Balance and Composure croon “You said ‘come when you’re ready’ and I’ve been taking my time” The lyrics continue,  in waves that roll in over and over again.  “Burn all the wreckage and start it all over.” It’s yearning, without being sappy or sweet.

That being said, some lyrics sound a bit clunky or unfinished.   The above excerpt, for example, ends with “we’re building our message: life with you closer” which sounds unfinished and sub-par.  Life with me closer to what?

Despite the weakness of some of the lyrics, the album is overall a strong one with many memorable tracks.  Acoustic song “Dirty Head” sounds like the part of the film where someone is drunk, face down in a gutter.  The chorus of simple wails over a lonely guitar feels like a gut-punch.  Its slow, somber tone is a welcomed breather in an otherwise significantly more energetic and upbeat album.  At just over 2 minutes, the track is long enough to be heart wrenching but quick enough to avoid becoming overdrawn.  In comparison, the following song “Keepsake” kicks in with power and meaning, aided by guest vocals from Anthony Green (Circa Survive).

“Cut me open” is another gem on the album.  Three and a half minutes in, the beat changes and begs the listener to clap above their head.  It’s a song meant to be played live.  Wailed lyrics become almost a religious chant over the cymbals.  When the song cuts out at just over five and a half minutes, I’m not quite ready for it to end.

If you are a fan of moody and dark albums that end with a sudden burst of happiness, this is not going to work for you.  Closer “Enemy” winds off into silence with a repeating mantra of “You always let it rain” over the same swaying melodies that control the entire album.

“The Things We Think We’re Missing” is out September 10th.  Go get it.

3.5/5 Stars



Cover Art Battle (September 10th): Rise Against, Balance And Composure, Violent Affair & more

In this week’s edition of Cover Art Battles, we have new releases from Rise Against, Balance And Composure, Violent Affair, Two Cow Garage, Op Ivy’s Jesse Michaels, Bowling For Soup, Down To Nothing, Death Ray Vision, and Moving Mountains.

Check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

Which album cover is the best for the week of September 10th?

  • Rise Against - "Long Forgotten Songs"
  • Balance And Composure - "The Things We Think We're Missing"
  • Violent Affair - "The Cockroach Theory"
  • Two Cow Garage - "The Death of the Self Preservation Society"
  • Jesse Michaels - "Whispering Bodies"
  • Bowling For Soup - "Lunch. Drunk. Love."
  • Down To Nothing - "Life on the James"
  • Death Ray Vision - "We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'"
  • Moving Mountains - "Moving Mountains"

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Full Album Stream: Balance And Composure – “The Things We Think We’re Missing”

Pennsylvania progressive band Balance and Composure are streaming their upcoming album “The Things We Think We’re Missing” in its entirety.

You can check it out right here.

“The Things We Think We’re Missing” is due out on September 10th through No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).