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alf a year ago, David Schmitt and Kyle Even “We just wanted to throw something new to our of Breathe Carolina signed with Columbia fans,” Kyle says. The guys explain that one of their prioriRecords after experiencing successes with ties is constantly releasing new music for their fans. “If the first single of off their record, “Hell Is we could have put out a whole new record, we would What You Make It.” The single, “Blackout,” was have, but we just didn’t have time to record,” he says. certified gold and peaked charts in sevAfter all, the writing process and recording time is eral countries crucial to the music. around the Dave and Kyle compare it world. The to a test. “When we tried unexpected success from to play the radio game, “Blackout” opened doors Bob Becker at Fearless for Breathe Carolina that pushed it, and he said had never been open that it may go, and it before. may not,” Kyle says. “If it Signing to Columbia goes, right on. But if not, from Fearless Records then at least we tried, » DAVE SCHMITT« was a big step for Dave and that’s kind of our and Kyle, one which mentality. We’re so glad proved its worth. The that it went and lived a guys have noticed the lift. Now it’s just fun for difference between us to try and do it again.” smaller labels and being The guys are part of a major label like extremely grateful for Columbia. “There’s a lot more people involved,” Dave the achievements they made with “Blackout” and are says. Their first release on the major label, a deluxe still enjoying the single’s success this summer while studio album called “Reloaded,” is Breathe Carolina’s on Warped Tour. “We’ve gotten on our Warped Tour way of recognizing their fans’ thirst for new music. groove,” Kyle says, laughing, as he sits back, relaxed in

Fan reaction makes it a good or bad set. [I would] rather play like shit but have the fans react and go crazy than play awesome while the fans aren’t feeling it.

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NKD Mag - Issue #14 (August 2012)  

Featuring: Megan and Liz, Motion City Soundtrack, Breathe Carolina, Senses Fail, The Dangerous Summer, Scarlet Ending, Owl City, Of Mice and...

NKD Mag - Issue #14 (August 2012)  

Featuring: Megan and Liz, Motion City Soundtrack, Breathe Carolina, Senses Fail, The Dangerous Summer, Scarlet Ending, Owl City, Of Mice and...

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