Fueled By Ramen recording group Cute Is What We Aim For have revealed details of their eagerly anticipated sophomore outing. Entitled “ROTATION,” the album will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on June 24th.
“ROTATION” is currently available for pre-order via the Fueled By Ramen web store, along with a special Limited Edition CD/DVD package that includes an “In The Studio” documentary, bonus tracks, acoustic performances, photo gallery, and more .
Cute Is What We Aim For will introduce fans to their new songs on a coast-to-coast summer headline jaunt. The tour will hit the ground running on June 15th at Pittsburgh’s Diesel Club Lounge, with dates continuing through late-August (see attached itinerary). Support acts include Ace Enders, Danger Radio, and labelmates Powerspace. Pre-order tickets for the tour will be available tomorrow at noon local time to fan club members at www.thesocialscene.org, while the general on-sale will begin May 9th and 10th. Prior to their North American tour, the band will play a series of UK co-headline dates alongside Boys Like Girls. Among the trek’s sure-to-be-highlights is a top-billed main stage set at Leeds’ upcoming Slam Dunk Festival, set for Sunday, May 25th.
Produced by John Feldmann (The Used, Story of the Year), “ROTATION” finds Cute Is What We Aim For exceeding expectations with a collection of effervescent new songs, marked by palpable urgency and an expanded knack for exploration and invention. Now available via the band’s myspace page and for purchase on iTunes, tracks such as the first single, “Practice Makes Perfect” — with its singing synths and delightfully new-wave sensibility, prove the Buffalo, New York-based combo’s caustic lyrical wit and penchant for soaring choruses remain in full effect. Elsewhere, “Loser” is a punk-pop classic in waiting, while the electronic flourishes on “Navigate Me” show CIWWAF unafraid to add bold new colors to their already bright palette.
“We’re not seventeen anymore,” says vocalist Shaant Hacikyan, explaining the band’s remarkable growth. “There’s so much to be said about these past few years and being in a pressure cooker and learning what the real world is like. I think this record is going to do such incredible things and launch us to another level.”