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Balance and Composure and Creepoid make a joint homecoming at the TLA

Balance and Composure | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com
Balance and Composure | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.com

Doylestown’s Balance and Composure wrapped up their headlining tour Saturday night at Theater of Living Arts. They released their second album The Things We Think We’re Missing in fall of 2013 and have been on the road ever since. Saturday night they played all the jams from this album, along with some older stuff including songs off Separation. Ending a great set, B&C closed with “Notice Me,” a collective favorite among fans. Keeping with the heavy emo genre, California’s Seahaven was the opener during the whole tour. Vocalist Kyle Soto opened with an acoustic “Honey Bee” before getting down and heavy with the rest of the band for “Black and White.” Starting out the night were Philadelphia-bred noisemakers Creepoid (now based in Savannah) who joined the tour halfway through after a long run with Against Me!. Plenty of family and friends came out for the celebration of the two hometown bands. Check out the photos from the show in the gallery below. Continue reading →

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Following up sold-out JBs gig, mewithoutYou will headline Union Transfer with Touche Amore on 3/1

mewithoutYou | photo by Amie Stanavicca
mewithoutYou | photo by Amie Stanavicca

Local indie rock band mewithoutYou recently announced a co-headling tour with California punk group Touche Amore. The month long venture will bring the two headliners to Union Transfer on March 1st, supported by the loud Seahaven and Caravels.

mewithoutYou’s musical and lyrical skill is something special, with intense imagery and meaning hidden underneath their unconventional sounding style. Their most recent release Ten Stories tells a story of a circus train and the dramatic crash it encounters. Listen to the first song off that album, “February, 1878,” below. You can also check out two B-sides from that album for a name-your-price download here.

Touche Amore is also worth talking about, with their recent breakthrough release of Is Survived By on Deathwsh Inc. they continue to rise in skill and in worldwide popularity. Their true emo lyrics are similar to that of mewithoutYou’s, but instead of narrative stories, they focus on personal issues and resolution. After touring the US with AFI and headlining a trip to Europe, Touche Amore should continue to grow on this eclectic American tour.

If you can’t make it to see mewithoutYou at their intimate (and sold out) Johnny Brenda’s show this December 29th, make sure to get tickets to the Union Transfer gig with Touche Amore, Seahaven, and Caravels here.

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