'I was born to fire and water/what a cruel joke' is the line that starts off and sets the tone for this new release from a new artist. Shane Parton presents his debut album titled 'Cusp'. A self-taught songwriter from the age of 12, Shane writes what he knows and feels. Dealing mainly with the emotional scars of childhood, 'Cusp' travels through the mind of someone who is no stranger to turmoil and torment. Transitioning from a hard, edgy start, 'Cusp' captures you with an intense desire to move your feet and feed your heart. Refreshingly honest and exposing lyrics like 'when I die I'll be wasted/the one truth in life I've tasted' (Cusp) and 'dreams, they die the hardest death of all' (Titanic) are passionately delivered over driven guitars and electronic beats while 'I only meant to cut the pain away/but with deeper wounds there's a price to pay' (from the acoustic Ill Blood) arrive with remorse and sadness. Independently produced by Shane Parton and B.Z. Lewis at Studio 132 in San Francisco, this eleven-track album is an exemplary addition to the alternative rock scene. Purely creative inspiration, 'Cusp' will debut an artist that will not only entertain, but will reach into the minds and hearts of his fans. Feel it burn Feel it as it flows through you ------------- NEWS: 10/11/04 - 'Titanic' is featured in the upcoming Zealot Pictures release '24 Hours on Craigslist'. 8/22/03 - The single 'Cusp' receives airplay from KTST FM in Southern California. 8/25/03 - 'Cusp' named as one of the top songs in Billboard Magazine's 11th annual World Songwriting Contest.