With today’s music incorporating dance elements who’s to say that the emo / pop-punk scene can’t as well. Today we look at a fairly recent band that consists of two talented musicians that utilize the dance craze, emo, pop-punk, screamo – well, you get the idea. Here we have: Breathe Carolina.
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Breathe Carolina is an electronic rock duo composed of David Schmitt and Kyle Even. Essentially an electronica or electropop duo, there are post-hardcore elements thanks to the usage of screaming and breakdowns.
While much of the instrumentation is implemented via programming, the duo still use actual instruments in their music. Schmitt provides the group with “clean” vocals, guitar, and drums, while Even provides “unclean” vocals, keyboards, and programming.
The album that I’ve recommended for this week is entitled Hell is What You Make It. While there is a single available for this album, I can confidently say that the entire album is amazing. The one thing that sets this band apart from other “electropop” based bands (i.e. Panic! At The Disco) is that rather than focus on the instrumentation, Breathe Carolina [BC], enhances their music with ranged vocals – both melodically and via screams- and with the heavy use of electronica.
Most folks ask what vocals can Schmitt be compared to, and to be honest bands with any clean vocals are a great comparison (Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, New Found Glory, etc.).
The electronica on the other hand is not your typical club music. The instrumentation collaborating with the programming is definitely well implemented without sounding too overused or overpowering any of the other portions of the band.
Last Night (Vegas): The electronic background music has a very playful feel and definitely picks up the song considering that it is a little slower and ballad-ier compared to the rest of the album.
Waiting: The chorus is catchy. Simple as that.
Hit and Run: This is the single of the album and has a dubstep sort of feel. Lots of use of autotune and electronica makes the song a extremely catchy and fun to sing along to!
In short, if you want to enjoy an album that is fun to listen to and can dance to, BC does a great job of picking you up off of your feet and even allows you to sing along with simple repetitive lyrics. Take a listen below and let us know what you think in the comments!