Middle Class Rut release new lyric video ‘Pick Up Your Head’

By on March 10, 2014

MIddle Class Rut

Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham, Middle Class Rut raised the bar with their latest release, June 2013’s Pick Up Your Head, which sees the duo opening up their sound. In their new lyric video for the album’s title track, watch two exercise enthusiasts sweat it out to the song HERE via Alternative Press.

Mixed by Grammy winning producer Dave Sardy (Johnny Cash, LCD Soundsystem, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds), the album was produced by the duo working alone in the studio. “We wanted to have a distinct sound,” Lopez says. “Instead of jamming together, I’d write a bass line or a vocal melody. Sean would lay down a tempo and we’d write around that. For percussion, we’d use whatever was laying around– pots and pans, an old desk– anything with a nice crack and ring to it.”

Also known for past tours with the likes of Muse, Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice In Chains, 30 Seconds To Mars and Linkin Park, Middle Class Rut are currently on the road with Dinosaur Pile Up and Brick and Mortar, and will be opening for Chevelle this April. Head below to see a full list of upcoming tour dates.

Tour Dates

3/10 – Detroit, MI – Shelter at St. Andrew’s%$
3/12 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern%$
3/14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge%$
3/15 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar%$
3/16 – Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall%$
3/17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom%$
3/19 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall%$
3/20 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern%$
3/21 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits%$
3/22 – Orlando, FL – The Social%$
3/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon%$
3/25 – Stubb’s Jr. %$
3/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad%$
3/28 – Tuscon, AZ – The Rock%$
3/29 – San Bernadino, CA – Stinger’s Bar & Nightclub%$
4/10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center*
4/12 – San Antonio, TX – St. Mary’s University*
4/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*
4/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*
4/15 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion*
4/17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues*
4/19 – St. Paul, MN – Myth*
4/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room*
4/22 – Nashville, TN- Cannery Ballroom*
4/26 – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park*

% = with Dinosaur Pile Up
$ = with Brick and Mortar

  • = with Chevelle



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