The Composure / Blue of Colors "Singled Out & Small Little Pieces Dual Release Show"

The Composure

As a nod to some of the music that helped to shape their own sound, Pittsburgh pop-punkers THE COMPOSURE have announced “Singled Out”: A 90’s Covers Collection set for release on June 18.

Featuring hits from Semisonic, Fastball, Harvey Danger, Sublime, Blind Melon and Goo Goo Dolls, the digital EP will capture The Composure’s own power-pop essence within some of the biggest songs of the 90s. The band tracked the covers while in the studio with Jim Wirt (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate, Incubus) at work on writing their follow-up to last spring’s EP Stay The Course.

Leading off with “Closing Time” – which premiered via video featurette at TheComposure.com today – the track list for Singled Out also includes “The Way” (featuring Jack O’Shea of Bayside), “Flagpole Sitta,” “Badfish,” “No Rain” and “Slide.”

Blue of Colors

Punchline front man Steve Soboslai is branching out from the pop punk world and into a world of his own. Debut album coming Summer 2011. For fans of Death Cab For Cute, Rilo Kiley, and well, Punchline.

His record will be released later this year via record label Modern Short Stories. The record is being produced by Harrison Wargo.

Instead Of Sleeping

Hailing from the industrial-hub of Pittsburgh, PA, comes indie-rock band Instead of Sleeping. Comprised of Shaun Sweeney (guitar/lead vocals), Jeff Binando (bass/backup vocals), Woody Wright (guitar/keys/auxiliary percussion) Corey McClaine (drums); this four-piece has been demanding attention of the Steel City and beyond with their signature blend of contemporary indie rock since their 2008 inception. They released their first effort, a self-titled full-length in March 2010 and followed it up with their Just Hear to Listen EP soon after in January 2011.

During their years together, Instead of Sleeping has evolved from a hookah-bar jam band into a multi-instrumental outfit. Now showcasing two drum kits, keys, and a myriad of other sound that transformed the band from a traditional indie-rock quartet into a swelling stage presence. The fellas built up a strong reputation as an independent rock band touring regionally on their third studio effort, The Reds, The Blacks, The Grays, which dropped in the Spring of 2012. The band has been privileged to share the stage with notable national acts fun., The Dear Hunter, O’Brother, and Good Old War.

Instead of Sleeping is set to release their next album titled Young Lungs in summer of 2014. They headed out to Chicago to work with renowned producer/mixer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, Ludo, Let Live) on their new full-length project. The band credits McClusky for refining their musical chops, stating, “We learned more about music and songwriting in the sixteen days that we spent with him in SAE Institute than we ever had in our entire lives. He really challenged us to write outside of our comfort zones. While this was terrifying, going through a creative and musical gauntlet, we came out of it with an album that we couldn’t be more proud of.”

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The Composure / Blue of Colors "Singled Out & Small Little Pieces Dual Release Show" with Instead Of Sleeping, Paper States, Nevada Color

Friday, June 28 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Altar Bar