The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch

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The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
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Studio album by Cute Is What We Aim For
Released June 20, 2006
Recorded Salad Days Studios (Beltsville, Maryland)[1]
Genre Pop punk, power pop, pop rock
Length 41:58
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer Matt Squire
Cute Is What We Aim For chronology
The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
(2006)
Rotation
(2008)
Alternative cover
MVI DVD + Bonus CD edition
Singles from The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
  1. "There's a Class for This"
    Released: September 4, 2006
  2. "Newport Living"
    Released: February 5, 2007
  3. "The Curse of Curves"
    Released: April 9, 2007

The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch is Cute Is What We Aim For's debut album, released on June 20, 2006.

Background and composition[edit]

On November 29, 2005, it was announced that the band had signed to Fueled By Ramen.[2] Shortly after that, the group began recording their debut album with Matt Squire.[2]

The Academy Is...'s William Beckett lent vocals to "There's a Class for This", which openly addresses the band's ever-surrounding drama (culminating in the song's chorus "Drama doesn't follow me, it rides on my back/I may be ugly, but they sure love to stare").

Release[edit]

The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch was released on June 20, 2006 through Fueled by Ramen. The music video for "There's a Class for This" directed by Jay Martin premiered on mtvU on July 17. In August and September, the band supported Paramore on their tour of the U.S.[3] On September 4, "There's a Class for This" was released as a single.[4] In October and November, the band supported Hellogoodbye on their tour of the U.S.[5] On October 18, it was announced that bassist Fred Cimato left the band to return to school. His position was filled by Jack Marin of October Fall.[6] On February 5, 2007, "Newport Living" was released as a single.[7] On February 26, the music video for "The Curse of Curves" was released, which was directed by Lex Hallaby.

On April 4, it was announced that Marin had left the band and replaced by Cimato, who was filling in temporarily.[8] A day later, Marin revealed that he was "having some personal issues with another member. I've tried to just ignore the problems, but the truth is, I'm just not happy at all."[9] On April 9, "The Curse of Curves" was released as a single.[10] Throughout April, the band went on the AP Tour with Circa Survive, As Tall as Lions and Envy on the Coast.[8] From late June to late August, the band went on the 2007 edition of Warped Tour.[11]

The music video for "Newport Living" was released on October 29, 2007. The video was created by Dylan Steinberg by using various footage (over 15 hours) of the band members on tour plus a live show at The Metro in Chicago, Illinois. On November 20, 2007, a Special edition MVI version of the album was released (titled The Same Old Gold Rush with a New Touch), which contains special karaoke tracks, as well as 2 additional tracks and video and photos from the band's concerts in 2007.[12]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [13]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
The Skinny 2/5 stars [14]
The Tune (B) [15]

The album debuted at #75 on the Billboard 200 in July 2006, scanning 13,651 copies within its first week of sales. It even exceeded the first week sales benchmark of labelmates Panic! at the Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005), which debuted at #112 with just under 10,000 copies sold.[16] "The Curse of Curves" reached number 191 on the UK Singles Chart.[17] A month after its release, the album had sold over 28,000 copies.[18] As of June 2008, the album has sold 206,547 copies in the US. The reception of reviewers for the album was generally mixed.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Newport Living"   3:28
2. "There's a Class for This"   3:36
3. "Finger Twist & Split"   3:21
4. "Risqué"   3:42
5. "Sweat the Battle Before the Battle Sweats You"   2:52
6. "The Fourth Drink Instinct"   4:09
7. "Sweet Talk 101"   3:30
8. "The Curse of Curves"   3:23
9. "I Put the "Metro" in Metronome"   3:26
10. "Lyrical Lies"   3:33
11. "Moan"   3:09
12. "Teasing to Please (Left Side, Strong Side)"   3:44
Total length:
41:58

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cute Is What We Aim For | Biography". CuteIsWhatWeAimFor.com. Retrieved July 9, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "Fueled By Ramen signs Cute Is What We Aim For, Forgive Durden". Alternative Press. November 29, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paramore postpone two U.S. shows, drop off Reading/Leeds". Alternative Press. August 22, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "There's a Class for This - Single by Cute Is What We Aim For". iTunes. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hellogoodbye touring with Reggie And The Full Effect, Ozma". Alternative Press. August 16, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Cute Is What We Aim For part ways with bassist". Alternative Press. October 18, 2006. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Newport Living - Single by Cute Is What We Aim For". iTunes. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Cute Is What We Aim For lose new bassist, get back old bassist". Alternative Press. April 4, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Cute Is What We Aim For bassist speaks about departure". Alternative Press. April 5, 2007. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Curse of Curves - Single by Cute Is What We Aim For". iTunes. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Throwdown added to Warped 07; Madina Lake drop off". Alternative Press. April 26, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ "CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR: MVI Introduction 1". Retrieved December 1, 2007. [dead link]
  13. ^ The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch at AllMusic
  14. ^ Hamilton, Billy (October 13, 2006). "Cute Is What We Aim For - The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch". The Skinny. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ http://www.thetunemusic.com/2009/06/cute-is-what-we-aim-for-same-old-blood.html
  16. ^ "Lil' Kim, Toni, Sheryl And Gretchen Lead Female Billboard Invasion". MTV. Retrieved July 9, 2006. 
  17. ^ "Chart Log UK". Zobbel.de. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  18. ^ Kohli, Rohan (July 19, 2006). "Soundscan Results: Week Ending July 16th, 2006". absolutepunk.net. Retrieved February 12, 2016.