Balance and Composure share lead single from newly announced album, ‘Light We Made’

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Andi Elloway

Pennsylvania rockers Balance and Composure are back with the announcement of a full-length follow-up to 2013’s The Things We Think We’re Missing. Titled Light We Made, the newest from B&C will be available through Vagrant Records on October 7. Digital and physical pre-orders are ongoing.

To coincide with the announcement, the band also shared its lead single, a track that seems to have fans divided due to its noticeable difference in sound. At its core, though, “Postcard” is still very much Balance and Composure, with elements reminiscent of their earlier works—but the band’s choice to opt for electronic drums and an uncharacteristic vocal delivery in the verses shows a welcomed evolution for the band clearly looking to expand within an often stagnant scene alongside peers such as Foxing and Turnover. Listen in below and let us know your thoughts.

“This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before,” the band shares via press release. “We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn’t, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we’re excited to share it with everyone.”

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The band also announced a run of tour dates to take place this fall. Foxing and Mercury Girls will support.

Balance and Composure 2016 tour dates with Foxing, Mercury Girls:
09/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest (only B&C)
09/24 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater (only B&C)
10/13 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
10/14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/16 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/18 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
10/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/25 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
10/27 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA The Regent
10/29 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/01 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/02 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/05 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/06 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
11/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/11 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
11/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/14 – Boston, MA @ Royale
11/15 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
11/16 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
11/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage