Basement is a band from the UK that plays gruff post-hardcore with leanings towards emo. They’re pretty reminiscent of bands like Lifetime and Saves The Day, and they get compared to Balance and Composure and Title Fight all the time. These guys are touring the United States this August with Such Gold and Daylight. Here’s the dates, go see them if you get a chance. This album doesn’t really bring anything new or revolutionary to the table, but I think it’s really enjoyable nonetheless. Definitely check it out if you are into any of the aforementioned bands. These guys are going to blow up in that scene, I’m sure of it.

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I’m downloading this right now, so I can’t give you any sort of review just yet. I’m sure that like me, you all are very excited for this album. I’m pretty eager to see what this band can do with a full length. Let me know what you think…

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Balance and Composure

January 26, 2010

Balance and composure is a post-hardcore/punk band from Doylestown (PA?). They remind me of a more No Idea-influenced I Am the Avalanche. These guys have a unique sense of melody that is unmatched by most bands within this genre. They have an upcoming split CD with Tigers Jaw coming out in May on No Sleep Records. Definitely keep an eye out for this band, they’re on the up and up. Included here are their two EPs they have out thus far. The first was self-released in 2008, titled, I Just Want to Be Pure. The second is the No Sleep released 2009 EP called Only Boundaries.

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I’m not sure if this is available to buy from anywhere still.

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