Cute Is What We Aim For


Cute Is What We Aim For is a pop punk band from Buffalo, New York. The band formed in 2005, and since have released two albums: The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch and Rotation. The band was previously signed with record label Fueled by Ramen for their two releases, but are currently unsigned.

On August 18, 2012, the band played an hour-long acoustic set with original members Shaant Hacikyan, Fred Cimato, and Jeff Czum. This was the first set the full band had performed in 6 years. During the set, the band announced that they were officially making a comeback. Cute Is What We Aim For played a comeback show with The Daydream Chronicles and Fictitious Ray on September 21, 2012 at Mohawk Place in Buffalo, New York. On January 20, 2013, Shaant Hacikyan announced at a show in Memphis, TN that the band would be releasing new material Spring/Summer 2013, with demos to come earlier than that. It is currently unclear if the release will be an EP or an LP. On 27 February 2013, Cute Is What We Aim For premiered a new demo called "Titanic". 20 days later on 27 March they posted a YouTube link to a lyric video of their new song named "Next to Me". On September 2, the band released another new song titled "A Closed Mind With an Open Mouth". The song was made available for purchase on the iTunes store the next day. A headlining tour was also announced to coincide with the newly released song. The band performed on the Vans Warped Tour in 2014.

Current members

Shaant Hacikyan – lead vocals (2005–present)
Jeff Czum – guitar, backing vocals (2005–2009); (2012–present)

Former members

Tom Falcone – drums, percussion (2005–2008); (2012–2013)
Fred Cimato – bass (2005)
Dave Melillo – guitar (2007); bass (2005–2009)
Jack Marin - bass (2005)
Mike Lasaponara - drums (2008-2009)
Rob Neiss drums - (2005)
Donnie Arthur - bass (2006)

Touring members

Dylan Taylor – drums (2014–present)
Seth Van Dusen – bass, backing vocals (2014–present)
Michael Novak – drums (2009–2010)
Michael Brady – guitar, backing vocals (2009–2010)
Kevin Scoma – guitar (2009–2010)
Liam Killeen – drums (2008)
Clark Spurlock – rhythm guitar (2008–2009)
Michael Lasaponara – drums, percussion (2008–2009)
Zach Pagano – acoustic guitar (2008–2009)
Pat Maclean – bass, guitar (2009–2010)
Tyler Long – bass (2013)
Joseph White - bass (2013-2014) , MySpace
Members:Dave Melillo, Fred Cimato, Jeff Czum, Pat McLean (2), Shaant Hacikyan, Tom Falcone




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