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Interview – Jon Simmons of Balance and Composure

2013 has been a busy year for the Doylestown, Pennsylvania natives in Balance and Composure. They’re in the spotlight of their scene, harnessing an honest and haunting sound that is hard to come by in today’s leading rock artists. Their newest full-length album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, reached number 51 on the Billboard charts when it was released in September, and that was followed up with a couple of tours of the country. They just finished a tour with another band from Pennsylvania called Title Fight, and they are heading towards the end of their run opening up for Coheed and Cambria. Before they opened up for Coheed in Grand Rapids on 10/26, I was able to sit down with their front man, Jon Simmons, to discuss some tour stories, the idea of emo music, their relationship with their producer Will Yip, Halloween and Breaking Bad.

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The Mowgli’s Impact 89FM Interview (Lansing, Michigan)

Impact 89FM is proud to show the world our interview with The Mowgli’s! This fun loving band from Los Angeles sat down with The Impact to talk about their song writing process, how the group formed, and what it was like transitioning to a major label! Check out their debut album, Waiting For The Dawn, in stores now! Check out our live performance of their hit song “San Francisco” here, and check back tomorrow for new The Mowgli’s content!

Interview with Bleached!

Use discretion listening, the new Bleached LP is infectious. The band has been teasing us with 45’s for a while, but they finally brought us a full length album, Ride Your Heart. They’re reminiscent of the teenage 1960’s girl group charm with lyrics that sound like they’ve been plucked out of my diary. The Clavin sisters will always have something that give them edge that no girl group ever did, a punk band. Jessie and Jennifer have come a long way from their days in Mika Miko, but they’re still having just as much fun. I caught up with valley girl Jennifer Clavin from the L.A. band before their show in Hamtramck. The band were touring North America promoting their new album that came out April 2nd on Dead Oceans. We talked about mixtapes, waiting for phone calls from boys, and The Shangri-Las.

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Growing old with Coheed and Cambria

I’ve been told not to meet my heroes. “Your heroes will disappoint you,” they say. “They won’t be heroic. They’ll be divas. They’ll be dull. Don’t do it, save that pristine image of how cool they are in your head!” Still, like a lot of good advice I’ve been given in my life – such as, “Don’t major in English,” and “Logan, get down from there!” – I chose to ignore it.

And, thank God, Travis Stever and Zach Cooper of Coheed and Cambria were some of the nicest, most gracious, and humblest dudes I’ve ever met.

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