Cute Is What We Aim For is an American power pop band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 2005. They are signed to Fueled by Ramen. The band has experienced several changes in lineups and in early 2010, it was announced that the band will continue with frontman Shaant Hacikyan as the only original member to continue, taking the band's name as a vehicle to his solo career.
In June 2006, their debut album, “The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch” was released, debuting at #75 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. William Beckett of The Academy Is... lent vocals to the album's first single "There's a Class for This.” All Time Low provided backing vocals on the track “Teasing to Please.”
“Rotation,” their second studio album was released in June 2008. It debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums chart. The first single from the album was "Practice Makes Perfect." The second single from the album was "Navigate Me" and the third was "The Lock Down Denial."