October 26, 2010 — Sacramento’s MIDDLE CLASS RUT–SEAN STOCKHAM (vocals, drums) and ZACK LOPEZ (vocals, guitars)—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.
The first single, “New Low,” has been added to radio stations across the country including Sirius XM’s “Alt Nation” (Sirius 21/XM 47), Live 105 (San Francisco), Q101 (Chicago), 99X (Atlanta), KPNT (St. Louis), KNDD (Seattle), KRBZ (Kansas City), KEXX (Phoenix), WLUM (Milwaukee), WRZX (Indianapolis), 89X (Detroit), and many more.  “New Low” is now one of the most requested new songs in Seattle, Kansas City, Tucson, Rochester, Albany, Detroit, Colorado Springs, and Milwaukee.  And as BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe proclaimed:  “‘New Low sounds SO fresh…let’s make history with Middle Class Rut.”
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 http://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. 
As Alternative Press raved:  “There may only be two of them, but the amount of noise Middle Class Rut make is phenomenal.  Not only that, they’re proof that you can stick to your guns, keep your integrity and still be successful.”
Check out MIDDLE CLASS RUT along with Filter at any of the following stops:
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
Tue 10/26          Fayetteville, AR             Majestic
Wed 10/27        Little Rock, AR              Rev Room
Fri 10/29           Knoxville, TN                 Valarium
Sun 10/31         Chattanooga, TN           Rhythm & Brews
Mon 11/1          Nashville, TN                 Exit/IN
Tue 11/2            Cleveland, OH               The Grog Shop
Thu 11/4            Detroit, MI                     The Machine Shop
Fri 11/5             Grand Rapids, MI          The Intersection
Sat 11/6            Chicago, IL                   The Cubby Bear
Tue 11/9            Des Moines, IA             People’s Court
Thu 11/11          Fargo, ND                     The Venue
Fri 11/12           St. Paul, MN                 Station 4
iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-name-no-color-deluxe-edition/id390973057?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XX2POA?ie=UTF8&tag=wwweastwestro-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B003XX2POA