Middle Class Rut announce their debut album

When you listen to the music of MIDDLE CLASS RUT, you’d think there was a large band making all that beautiful noise. On the contrary, SEAN STOCKHAM (vocals, drums) and ZACK LOPEZ (vocals, guitars) are solely responsible for creating a new sound that’s anything but middle of the road on their debut album, NO NAME NO COLOR, due out November 22 on Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group's ADA Global.

MIDDLE CLASS RUT'S music artfully blurs the line between heavy and melodic, showcasing the band’s skill for raw, energized rock and roll that is equally complex and immediate. The record is enormous and rowdy, propelled by the duo’s ability to make heavy music tasteful and accessible. Opening number “Busy Bein’ Born” represents the rest of the disc, setting a tone and pace for the impassioned tracks that follow. “It takes everything this band does and puts it into one song,” Lopez says. “It’s hard to do that. We’re able to capture the heavier and mellower side of our music in one song.”

NO NAME NO COLOR compiles 12 songs from a span of several years, showcasing a breadth of time without ever losing its clear impression of cohesion. A few tracks have appeared previously on the band’s three EPs, which they released in 2007, 2008 and 2009, but the album as a whole is a new construction that reveals a band with a unique creative process. The majority of the songs have been tested on the road during tours in the U.S. with Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures and Alice In Chains, The Bronx and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.

Releasing this disc marks a moment of catharsis for these two musicians. The road they’ve traveled to get here has been long and uphill. But never has MIDDLE CLASS RUT lost sight of why they make music—a fact that is reflected in the genuine, honest nature of their songs. There is something grounded and relatable about these tracks and that comes from the band being homegrown and independent, and truly loving being musicians.

The album is preceded on 14th November by the single 'New Low', the video of which can be seen below

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