Balance and Composure
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Balance and Composure

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
OriginDoylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock,[1]indie rock, emo, post-hardcore
LabelsVagrant, UNFD (AU/NZ), No Sleep, Big Scary Monsters (EU)
  • Jon Simmons
  • Erik Petersen
  • Andy Slaymaker
  • Matt Warner
  • Bailey Van Ellis
  • Daniel Kerrigan

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 three 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]

On December 14, 2017, on Taylor Madison's Strange Nerve podcast, vocalist Jon Simmons announced that their upcoming anniversary tour would be their last show. This left some outlets speculating their breakup or hiatus, though the band has yet to clarify the topic.[6]

On January 14, 2019 a release went out on the band's Twitter account announcing a farewell tour, with 6 dates being confirmed, saying that "These shows are the only shows we have planned in our future, we would love if you joined us one last time." [7]


Studio albums
  • 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)
  • "Postcard/Revelation" 7" (2016)
  • "Slow Heart" 7" (2017)
Music videos
  • "Quake" (2012)
  • "Reflection" (2013)
  • "Tiny Raindrop" (2013)[8]
  • "Postcard" (2016)
  • "Afterparty" (2016)


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


  1. ^ Cohen, Ian (December 30, 2014). "The Year In Post-Hardcore: Has the New Wave Crested?". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 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 2014.
  3. ^ "Balance and Composure". Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Balance And Composure". No Sleep Records. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "The Things We Think We're Missing - Balance & Composure | Awards". AllMusic. September 9, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Dickman, Maggie (December 14, 2017). "Did Balance And Composure split up? - News - Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved .
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Balance and Composure Chase Dreams in 'Tiny Raindrop' - Premiere - Video". Rolling Stone. November 13, 2013. Retrieved 2014.

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