An interesting turn of events. It turns out that Balance and Composure will be calling it quits in spring 2018.
The band recently finished a trek with Thrice and Circa Survive, and announced a handful of 10-year anniversary shows. But speaking to the Strange Nerve podcast, the group said they’ve known the past year that things were coming to an end.
Frontman Jon Simmons said,
“It’s definitely a weird thing, when you do something for a decade… The only thing that sucks about doing the band full time — and then all of the sudden not doing it — is that you put all your time and effort into it. It’s your one thing where you put your life into…
Think about pushing a boulder up a hill for years… You have it halfway and you just walk away and it rolls back down… I think of it that way. It feels like there’s unfinished business.”
Simmons went on to say that there’s no bad blood between the members. Things just didn’t go the way they had anticipated.
In January the band will be doing a trio of East Coast shows celebrating 10 years. And in spring they will be doing a farewell show, which is TBA.
Balance and Composure formed in 2007. They’ve put out three full-length albums: Separation (2011), The Things We Think We’re Missing (2013), and Light We Made (2016).
Balance and Composure 10-year shows:
Jan 05 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Jan 06 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Jan 07 Boston, MA @ Sinclair