Hello Fascination

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Hello Fascination
HelloFascination1.jpg
Studio album by Breathe Carolina
Released August 18, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 49:20
Label Fearless/ Universal
Producer
Breathe Carolina chronology
It's Classy, Not Classic
(2008)
Hello Fascination
(2009)
Hell Is What You Make It
(2011)
Singles from Hello Fascination
  1. "Welcome to Savannah"
    Released: July 7, 2009
  2. "Hello Fascination"
    Released: February 3, 2010
  3. "I.D.G.A.F."
    Released: July 28, 2010
Original artwork
Original artwork which was later revoked due to copyright
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
AbsolutePunk (2.3/10) link

Hello Fascination is the second studio album by electronic rock duo Breathe Carolina. It was released on August 18, 2009 through Fearless Records. It was produced by Mike Green and Matt Squire.

Release[edit]

The album was released on August 18, 2009. It peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200 and spent approximately two weeks on the chart.[1] It also peaked in the Rock, Alternative, Independent, and Dance/Electronic Album Charts. A deluxe edition was released exclusively via iTunes on July 6, 2010, including five bonus tracks, three remixes, and a music video.[2] "Hello Fascination" and "The Dressing Room" are available as downloadable content for the iPhone application Tap Tap Revenge.

Singles[edit]

"Hello Fascination" was released for digital download on February 3, 2010 as the first single from the album. A vinyl including three remixes of the track was released on February 8.[3] A trailer for the accompanying music video was released on January 27.[4] The video was directed by Spence Nicholson and premiered on the duo's official Myspace page on February 3 whilst premiering on Fearless's YouTube channel on February 8.[5] The album's second single, "I.D.G.A.F.", was available for free download on the duo's Twitter page on June 8, 2010. An accompanying music video was shot in Los Angeles, California and released on June 30.[6] A clean version of the track was released on the deluxe edition of the album.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Tim Sendra of Allmusic gave the album 3 and a half stars out of 5, positively saying, "Hello Fascination won't top any year-end critics polls, but while it is playing, the goofy lyrics, bubblegum snappy melodies, and overall feeling of joyousness will make you feel good. What could be better than that?"[8] However, Drew Beringer of AbsolutePunk gave the album a highly negative review, saying that "Breathe Carolina will sell a lot of copies, so good for them, but that doesn’t make this band any less despicable to self-respecting fans of music".[9]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Hello Fascination"
Mike Green 3:21
2. "I'm the Type of Person to Take It Personal"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 4:14
3. "Take Me to Infinity"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 3:35
4. "Dressed Up to Undress"
Matt Squire 3:40
5. "I.D.G.A.F."
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 3:14
6. "Welcome to Savannah"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Squire
Squire 3:36
7. "I Have to Go Return Some Video Tapes"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 3:43
8. "The Dressing Room"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
Green 3:28
9. "Tripped and Fell in Portland"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 3:56
10. "Can I Take You Home?"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Wilcox
Green 3:53
11. "My Obsession"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Squire
Squire 4:22
12. "Velvet"
Green 3:15
13. "Rescue"
  • Schmitt
  • Even
  • Green
  • Harris
Green 4:57
Total length: 49:20

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 43
Billboard Rock Albums 11
Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums 2
Billboard Independent Albums 5
Billboard Alternative Albums 8

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]