Dave Schmitt – Vocals Kyle Even – Vocals
When Dave Schmitt and Kyle Even formed Breathe Carolina in 2007, they didn't anticipate that their “just for fun” project would explode into an internationally sought-after band within just a couple of years. The story of Breathe Carolina is a modern day music fairytale, about two friends who recorded tracks on Mac program GarageBand at home in Denver, Colo., put them on to MySpace and rapidly gained a huge online following.
The band’s self-released debut EP Gossip hit iTunes in 2007, and after a phenomenal response, they released their debut album It’s Classy, Not Classic in 2008. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 at #186. Their genre-clashing blend of crowd-pleasing pop, rock and electronica was a hit, and no longer confined to the bedroom – Breathe Carolina were a global force ready to be heard.
After signing with Fearless Records in 2009, their album Hello Fascination took their music to a bigger, brighter and more blistering dimension. Recorded with the stellar production team of Mike Green (Paramore, The Higher, Set Your Goals) and Matt Squire (Taking Back Sunday, 3OH!3, Panic At The Disco), their sound became re-defined with the addition of live instruments and hooky pop choruses. The album debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200, at #5 on the Independent Chart and #2 on the Electronic Chart. The title track “Hello Fascination” was featured on MTV’s The City and received placement on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. It even became the featured track on NBC’s The Jay Leno Show promos.
The band followed up their second UK headline tour of the year with a whole summer on Vans Warped Tour 2010, followed by a direct support slot to Mayday Parade on the Fearless Friends Tour in Fall 2010.
2011 may very well be the year of Breathe Carolina. In February 2011, the band performed at the Winter X-Games and thrilled audiences two days of the huge winter sports festival. In addition to releasing two cover singles on the 2010 Punk Goes Pop 3 and the X-Games tribute Punk Goes X, the band has finished writing and recording their third album, which is set to release in Summer 2011.
Breathe Carolina’s Hello Fascination is available now.
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