Balance and Composure - Notice Me (Live at The Pit in Jacksonville, FL)
I believe it was Ghandi who said, “I like your pop punk. I do not like your pop punkers. They are so unlike your… something or other”. What I’m saying is, while I like a lot of pop punk music, there’s something about “pop punk culture” that makes me cringe. It could be the way Jarrod Alonge’s impersonation of pop punk vocalists is so dead-on that it doesn’t even seem like a joke so much as a supercut of a long show at a local venue.
Regardless of the less-favorable aspects of the culture, the music can be damn good. Balance of Composure is reminiscent of an old favorite of mine, Hawthorne Heights, and brings me right back to 2003 when my budding teen angst was coming to. Their album The Things We Think We’re Missing is very solid and I recommend you give them a spin. Or a “press-play” since I guess CD’s aren’t popular anymore… though the vinyl edition is beautiful.
But anyway, I hope you all have a great week and notice our posts. Give us some likes and reblogs, guys! It’s our best way of knowing if you guys are liking what we post since we recently made the decision to cut down on posting MP3s in order to better comply with Tumblr’s recent DMCA freakout. Let us know you’re there, guys.