The Cringe Blind Spot on LP
The Cringe – fronted by singer and songwriter John Cusimano, whose members include lead guitarist James Rotondi (Air, Mr. Bungle), bassist Jonny Blaze (Crash Moderns, Alice Smith) and drummer Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, SNL Band, Bruce Springsteen) – have been lauded both for their incendiary live performances and top-flight musicianship, reveling in rough-hewn textures, bold instrumental turns, and aggressive grooves.
The band's fifth and most recent studio album Blind Spot was produced and mixed by the legendary Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Train). Over the last decade, the Lower Manhattan-based band has made a name for itself by opening incredibly explosive live shows for bands like Motley Crüe, The New York Dolls, Steel Panther, Trapt, Alter Bridge, and Fuel.
"Working with Don was a real eye opening experience," says Cusimano. "In large part because of him, this is really our most cohesive sounding record lyrically as well as musically. He's such a great engineer to begin so we have those great drum and guitar sounds, and the result was just big arena rock with lots of hooks and melody. He was really able to help us capture everything we've always wanted to do."