"Middle Class Rut on tour with Filter."

Sacramento’s Middle Class Rut has ventured out on their first U.S. tour in support of their debut album, “No Name No Color,” which was released October 5 on Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group. The duo’s trek—as openers for Filter--launched October 24 in Tyler, TX and lasts through November 12 in St. Paul, MN.

A video for the song premiered on MySpace in September as part of their selective "Introducing..." monthly program with FUSE. Now comes word that MTV2 and mtvU have added “New Low” into rotation, and the song has been added to the short list of artists that will be featured in the next round of the prestigious “Discover & Download” program. Fans will be able to download “New Low” for free at www.mtv.com/music/discover_download.

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.

“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, and in Europe with The Bronx and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.


Bob Zerull is the Managing Editor of Zoiks! Online. He writes pop culture commentary, does interviews with bands, and reviews music and stand-up concerts. He also administers Zoiks! Online's Facebook page. Follow Bob on twitter at bzerull. Email Bob at bob@zoiksonline.com.
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