Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Middle Class Rut - "25 Years EP"

Middle Class Rut is a two-piece rock band from Sacramento. Their debut EP “25 Years” was released last month on Bright Antenna Records. Their sweat-soaked, bluesy mix of pounding drums and noisy guitars and sung/screamed vocals make for a great debut.

“25 Years”, the opening song, first single, and title track, explodes in a fury of pummeling drums and heavy, grungy guitars. While guitarist/vocalist Zach Lopez's vocals have the same melodic pitch and phrasing as Perry Farrell, though he also unleashes a throat shredding roar as well. The catchy "Dead Set" is set to a tom-heavy drum beat and guitars dripping in reverb with suprising harmonized vocals. "I Guess You Could Say" is reminiscent of early Secret Machines with a huge beat and psychedelic touches and multi-tracked vocals. "Tied Up" is the catchiest song on the EP with a melodic, fast-paced vocal cadence and insistent beat. The last song, "I Don't Really Know" stretches out a bit to include more jamming and spacey soloing along with their Jane's Addiction meets Black Keys meets Secret Machines sound.

Evoking a grimey sound that you wouldn't expect from a Californian band, Middle Class Rut have proven to be a force to be reckoned with on their debut EP.

Download the title track, "25 Years" here: http://brightantenna.com/brightantenna/MiddleClassRut_25Years.mp3

For more info click here: www.mcrut.com/ and www.myspace.com/middleclassrut and www.brightantenna.com


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