The Cringe, 'String You Along So Long' (Exclusive Song Premiere)
Leslie Van Stelten
Artist: The Cringe
Song: 'String You Along So Long'
From: New York City, N.Y.
Album: Hiding in Plain Sight
RIYL: Soundgarden, The Who, The Wildhearts
About the song:
"String You Along So Long" is about being lied to. It's the lie that as long as we buy the right stuff and get the right gear, and completely swallow the images rammed down our throats by corporate advertising, everything'll be just sparkly and wonderful. At some point you have to ask where their point of view ends, and your own begins, and that's exactly what they're after: to literally own a big chunk of what you believe are your own personal desires and beliefs. It's a well-oiled machine-which, let's be honest, bankrolls everything-and it keeps the "little people" cowed, pliable and insecure, strung along with false promises, buying into stupid wars and stupider wardrobes. But they can only string you along so long."
- The Cringe lead guitarist James "Roto" Rotondi
Besides Rotondi (Mr. Bungle, Air, The Grassy Knoll), The Cringe also features John Cusimano on vocals, keyboards and rhythm guitar, powerhouse drummer Shawn Pelton (SNL Band, Sheryl Crow,) and bassist Jonny Blaze (Tina Parol, Alice Smith). Hiding in Plain Sight (their third album) was produced by the band, with engineering by Steve Hardy (Vertical Horizon) and mixing by Hardy and Jon Kaplan (Augustana, Parachute).
Hiding in Plain Sight will hit stores on Oct. 9.