Middle Class Rut Set To Release Double A-Side Dead Eye’/’Born Too Late on December 23rd
November 6, 2013 by RED
Fresh off their summer run on this year’s Uproar Festival, MIDDLE CLASS RUT can now announce the release of double A-side single ‘Dead Eye’/’Born Too Late’, on December 23rd, taken from their album ‘Pick Up Your Head’ – out now on Bright Antenna Records. The band will also be over in the UK for a tour through December, and has added three backing musicians for their live shows including one that plays a beer keg!
The band recently teamed with PureVolume for the premiere of the song’s lyric video, which was created by vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez.
Produced by the band and mixed by Grammy winning producer Dave Sardy (Johnny Cash, LCD Soundsystem, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds), ‘Pick Up Your Head’ is the Sacramento, CA-based two-piece’s follow-up to 2010’s ‘No Name No Color’.
Stockham and Lopez have been playing together since they were teens. Prior to the release of ‘No Name No Color’, the duo released three EPs, and in mid-2011, put out ‘Hurricane’, a 10-inch vinyl release featuring the band’s Bob Dylan cover with acoustic live versions of ‘New Low’ and ‘Dead Set’ (recorded at Maida Vale Studios and XFM Studios respectively) as b-sides.
Recently, Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham joined Stone Temple Pilots and Cage The Elephant at the Fall Buzzfest Xxxi at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX, before a European tour. The new live shows see MCR amplifying its previous two-man-band setup by adding a bassist, guitarist and percussionist. Explains Zack, “We were talking about our touring and figuring out how to play the new songs live and realized we had two choices: either we play to a laptop loaded with tracks, which would be lame, or we bring in some guys to fill out the sound, which seemed cooler. Sean was a little reluctant at first, which then made me reluctant, but we agreed to at least try it.”
After seeing the band live practically every day this summer, fellow Uproar touring artist and Seattle Weekly columnist Duff McKagan wrote, “Middle Class Rut should be the biggest thing on modern rock radio right now.”
ALL UK dates (w/ Papa Roach):
Dec 01 Pyramids – Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Dec 02 Academy – Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dec 03 Academy – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Dec 05 Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec 06 Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec 08 Barrowlands – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec 09 Academy – Newcastle, United Kingdom
Dec 10 Brixton Academy – London, United Kingdom
MIDDLE CLASS RUT are:
Zack Lopez – vocals/guitar
Sean Stockham – vocals/drums