Balance & Composure Queen Of Jeans at The Sinclair
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, 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 latest album "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 territory with the us vs. the world ethos of genuine punk rock.
Following the release of "Seperation" Balance and Composure stripped down for an "Acoustic" 7" EP in which the band re-imagined three tracks from the full-length album bearing a rare and raw side of the band. The band supported the releases with a full US tour with La Dispute and are currently on the road with Circa Survive, Touche Amore and O'Brother.