Balance and Composure

Balance and Composure Record Release Show at Boot & Saddle Oct. 7

Produced by Will Yip, Light We Made, the new album from Balance and Composure is officially being released today via Vagrant Records. The band is schedule to hold court for a corresponding sold-out record release show this evening at Boot & Saddle. An emotive release serves as the catalyst to the raw-melodic welding of sounds. The group steadily transforms internal emotion into ongoing energy. That powerful refinement still carries the lingering, gritty texture of unresolved emotional fragments. Hard and fast ragers sprint ahead, reeled in by the steady build of stacked instrumentation,  preparing the fuse for ignition. Jumpstarting melancoholy sentiments with trap beats, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, a.k.a. Adam McIlwee (formerly of Tigers Jaw), reinforces this billing. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30pm, $15 (Sold Out), 21+ - Michael Colavita

   

New Track: "Spinning" - Balance and Composure

Light We Made, the new album from Balance and Composure that was produced by Will Yip, will be released on October 7 via Vagrant Records. It’s latest single, “Spinning,” is propelled by the backend interplay of percussion and bass as emotive, reflecting, calm vocals drift through the melody. The band is slated for a November 18th lineup at Union Transfer with Mercury Girls and Foxing.

   

New Track: "Postcard" - Balance and Composure

Balance and Composure just announce that their new album will be coming out on October 17 via Vagrant Records, and will be titled Light We Made. The follow-up to 2013's The Things We Think We’re Missing was recorded with producer extraordinaire Will Yip (Studio 4), and you may be finding the group exploring some new sonic terrain on its latest endeavor. Take a listen to "Postcard," the record's first single, below.

   

Weekend Warrior, October 3 - 5

While most of South Street seems be overrun with boardwalk-esque joints and empty storefronts these days, some much-needed rock will be injected into the once vibrant but now long gone former epicenter of Philly’s art community. Though Creepoid might have temporarily set up camp in Savannah, Georgia, their roots run way to deep in the city to not think of tomorrow evening’s performance at the TLA as a homecoming show. The transient crew has had more time to gel as a unit since the inception of Far-Out Fangtooth guitarist, Nick Kulp, to the band so expect the jams to get out there. They’ll be opening for Doylestown alt rockers Balance and Composure, who will be playing their last show in the U.S. before closing out the rest of the month on tour in Europe. South Street, you need this night. TLA, 334 South St., 8pm, $19, All Ages - Alexis V.
 
Other places to enjoy the fall weather this weekend…
 
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) SUN Alex G
 
The Boot & Saddle (1131 S. Broad St.) FRI El Malito, SAT Amanda X, Myrrias
 
PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St) FRI The Pink Angels, Ghost Dads
 
Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Northern Liberties, The Cats/You You Dark Forest, Widow Maker Social Club, SAT Stellarscope, SUN Bobby Barnett, PETAL, The City And I
 
Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St.) SAT Peter Matthew Bauer, SUN Amanda X
 
Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) SAT Banned Books, Needle Points, Drone Ranger
 
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Voss, Bok Nero
 
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) FRI (Upstairs) A Fistful of Sugar, This Way to The Egress, SAT (Upstairs) Not My Dogg
 
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Thorazine, McRad, Posers, Cheerbleeders, SAT (Early) Jeanette Lynn, Katie Barbato, Alec Stewart/(Late) The Phosphenes, SUN Torch, Cattullus, Philosofox
 
MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut St.) FRI Peter Stone Brown
 
Ortlieb’s Lounge (847 N. 3rd St.) FRI The Sideshow Prophets, SAT Young Scratch, DJ Jeff White, SUN Nothing (Acoustic), Sad Actor, Mark Lanky
 
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI The Underwater Sounds (EP Release), Appalachian​ Gypsy Tribe, ILL DOOTS, MAMBISA SAT Flightschool SUN Katie Frank & The Pheromones
 
Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.) SAT DJ Deejay
 
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St) SAT Christine Havrilla, Christine Moll, Gretchen Schultz
 
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.)FRI Hired Guns Blues Band, SAT Satellite Hearts/Steve Cal, SUN Rusty Cadillac
 
The Legendary Dobbs (304 South St.) FRI The One2s, Memories of March, Carving Out Fiction, Goodbye Four, Momma Hankton/The Funky T, The Rivals, Tess Emma, Echo Victory, Brady and the Bear, SAT E-Hos/Klockenhouzer, Spectral Lines, Samarkand, SUN DeathMaschine, Sys2matic OvrlOad
 
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Problem Solving, Overcoming Gravity Those People SAT Clashing Plaid, Decontrol, Missile Toads SUN Rev. TJ's Blues Church
 
The Grape Room (105 Grape St) FRI Crazy Moon (CD Release), Tony DeSimone, Paul Hocynec, Justin DePaola, SAT Dave Joyce Band/(2nd Floor) Andrew Jude
 
Bourbon and Branch (705 N. 2nd St.) FRI Auctioneer, The Dirty Cut, The Burgeoning, SAT City Rain
 
Ardmore Music Hall SAT West Philadelphia Orchestra
 
StoopNation HQ (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI Sacagawea and The Hunters, Yellow Spring
 
Lava Space (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI A Tree Named Turtle, Callus
 
Chill Collins Art Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) FRI We Are Fauna, SAT Leaky Soups, Twin Pines, SUN The Boilermakers, Sleep in a Ditch Doom Whore
 
The Nest (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SAT Minor Setbacks, Uncle/Father Oscar
 
Little Berlin (2430 Coral St.) SUN Little Strike
 
Half Moon Lounge (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.) SUN Traitor
 
Golden Tea House (Please Contact one of the acts or venue for more info) FRI Bone Bats
 
   

New Music Video: "Tiny Raindrop" - Balance and Composure

Doylestown's Balance and Composure premiered a new dream concept music video for their track "Tiny Raindrop," earlier this morning via Rolling Stone. The song is off their new album The Things We Think We're Missing (No Sleep). The video was directed by their good friend Alex Henery, and was shot throughout Bucks County and parts of Philly. The band recently toured with Coheed and Cambria, and is schedule to do a Canadian tour in January.