Sunday, August 14, 2011

Post #205: Middle Class Rut

***Coming to Triple Rock Social Club on September 16th***

It has been quite the summer.  With my boys being involved in more and more activities, my travel schedule picking up, and my need to get out on my bike, I had to bump this blog down a couple notches on the priority totem pole.

I must say, it feels good to post again.

This has been a great year for new music, and I continue to come across more and more, and surprisingly I came across this band in a way that for me is non traditional.  I heard them on the radio.

I never listen to the radio.  In fact, I don't like listening to the radio.  I prefer finding new music on my own, and I can't stand commercials.  However, on this particular day, I happened to be the passenger in a friends car.  Chances are we were headed out to lunch, on our way to buy some concert tickets for an artist you would never hear on the radio.

I didn't notice the song at first, but once I did, and started paying attention, I couldn't quite place what type of station it was on.  I don't like classifying music by genres (another reason I don't partake in what radio has to offer), but "New Low" kind of sounded like 'hard rock', but at the same time it was also 'alternative' and a little 'pop-ish'.  It really reminded me of Jane's Addiction.

After further research, I came to know Middle Class Rut, otherwise known as MC Rut.

Formed by Zack Lopez and Sean Stockham in 2006 in Sacramento, California, they kept busy by releasing a handful of EPs, finally releasing their debut full length entitled, No Name No Color in October of last year.

I've only had a chance to listen to the album once so far, but if you like these two songs, chances are you will like the album as they don't stray too far from this sound.

They also just completed a cover of Bob Dylan's "Hurricane", which will be released in the near future.  In the meantime, they gave us this nice teaser.