The Colorado-based electronic rock duo Breathe Carolina formed in 2006 around the talents of Kyle Even and David Schmitt. The Denver group's blend of synth-based beats and melodic screaming first appeared on the public radar in 2007 with the self-released Gossip EP. It was followed in 2008 by the band's first full-length for Rise Records, It's Classy, Not Classic, which featured all of the tracks that appeared on Gossip with six additional new songs. Hello Fascination was released in 2009 and peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200, and in 2011 the duo released its third full-length, Hell Is What You Make It. Though founding member Kyle Even left the group in 2013 to focus on being a parent, Breathe Carolina would continue on without him, eventually releasing a fourth album, Savages, in 2014.
James Christopher Monger