SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 10, 2006 17:42 ET

Cute Is What We Aim For Say Hi to North America

Pop Punk Sensations to Join Hellogoodbye for Major Tour; Band Chosen as AOL "Breakers" Artist as Critical Acclaim Continues to Roll In

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Fueled By Ramen recording group Cute Is What We Aim For has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour. The energetic Buffalo, New York-based quartet -- whose acclaimed debut album, "THE SAME OLD BLOOD RUSH WITH A NEW TOUCH," recently entered the record books as the fastest-selling release in the 10-year history of the Fueled By Ramen label -- will join Hellogoodbye for dates running through late November. The six-week itinerary kicks off tomorrow, October 11th, at Las Vegas' House of Blues, and then criss-crosses the continent through a November 23rd visit to the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California (see attached itinerary). Among the trek's highlights is an eagerly awaited hometown return, slated for the Buffalo Icon on October 29th, followed by a two-night stand at New York City's Irving Plaza on October 30th and 31st. The multi-artist bill will also include such artists as Ozma, Peachcake, David Mellilo, and Reggie and the Full Effect on selected dates.

Cute Is What We Aim For is quickly emerging as one of 2006's rising acts. The band was just named one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists to Watch," and was included on Blender's annual "Hot 100" ranking. In addition, CIWWAF has been selected as one of AOL® Music's Breakers, marking them as one of AOL Music's picks for the most promising, innovative, emerging artists. Throughout the season, the band will be showcased on, as well as across the AOL® Music and Radio Networks.

"THE SAME OLD BLOOD RUSH WITH A NEW TOUCH" was released this past June to critical celebration. "The epitome of emo circa 2006," raved the New York Times' Kelefa Sanneh, "fizzy, clever, self-aware, slightly obnoxious... (The) album is wildly self-reflexive, full of lyrics poking fun at emo conventions... These songs are tightly packed with twists and turns and -- yes -- singalongs... Cute Is What We Aim For has released the emo album of the summer."

CIWWAF was recently profiled in Alternative Press, after having been included earlier this year in the mag's "21 & Under" listing. The band were recipients of's "Band of the Day" honors, and have been featured on an installment of MTV's influential "You Hear It First!," as well as on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, Fuse, and Music Choice. Online, the band has seen its faithful fan following continuing to grow via such outlets as PureVolume, LiveJournal, and MySpace, with cumulative streams now approaching a stunning 10 million.

Cute Is What We Aim For -- singer Shaant, guitarist Jeff Czum, bassist Fred Cimato, and drummer Tom Falcone -- came together in January 2005, driven by the four members' desire to cast their own upbeat spin onto modern pop. The band's bedroom demo recordings were posted at a variety of online sites and quickly lit up broadband connections coast-to-coast, earning the young combo widespread national exposure within months of their formation.

Produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Thrice), "THE SAME OLD BLOOD RUSH WITH A NEW TOUCH" abounds with contagious energy, flaunting Cute Is What We Aim For's distinctive gift for brightly brash melodies and endlessly witty turns of phrase. Described by Shaant as "power pop with intellectual lyrics," exuberant songs such as "I Put The 'Metro' In Metronome" and the animated first single, "There's A Class For This," see the singer flipping though his virtual diary to unleash canny couplets detailing anxious post-adolescent introspection as well as his own observations on life, love and the teenage class struggle.

                     CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR
                 North American Tour - Fall 2006
               All Dates with Hellogoodbye Except *

11      Las Vegas, NV         House of Blues
12      San Diego, CA         House of Blues
13      San Francisco, CA     Great American Music Hall
14      Pomona, CA            The Bamboozle Left *
15      Tucson, AZ            Club Congress
17      Austin, TX            La Zona Rosa
18      Dallas, TX            Gypsy Tea Room
19      Houston, TX           Numbers
20      Tulsa, OK             Cain's Ballroom
21      St. Louis, MO         Mississippi Nights
22      Chicago, IL           House of Blues
24      St. Paul, MN          Station 4
25      Milwaukee, WI         Eagles Club
26      Pontiac, MI           Clutch Cargos
27      Cleveland, OH         House of Blues
28      Toronto, ONT          Opera House
29      Buffalo, NY           Buffalo Icon
30, 31  New York, NY          Irving Plaza

2       Asbury Park, NJ       The Stone Pony
3       Boston, MA            Avalon
4       New Haven, CT         Toad's Place
5       Philadelphia, PA      Electric Factory
7       Towson, MD            Recher Theatre
8       Myrtle Beach, SC      House of Blues
9       Atlanta, GA           Masquerade
10      Lake Buena Vista, FL  House of Blues
11      Ft. Lauderdale, FL    Revolution
12      St. Petersburg, FL    Jannus Landing
14      Little Rock, AR       The Village
15      Lawrence, KS          Granada Theatre
17      Denver, CO            Cervantes
18      Salt Lake City, UT    In The Venue
19      Boise, ID             The Venue
21      Seattle, WA           El Corazon
22      Portland, OR          Crystal Ballroom
23      Orangevale, CA        The Boardwalk

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