MIDDLE CLASS RUT's music artfully toes the line between heavy and melodic, showcasing the band's skill for raw, energized rock and roll that is equally complex and immediate. Sean Stockham and Zack Lopez, have been playing together since they were teenagers, camping out in Zack's mom's house in Sacramento to write and then record the songs they wrote.
The duo's first band, Leisure, dissolved in early 2003 after a few false starts, sending Zack to work construction and Sean to labor as a studio runner in L.A. But they soon realized stopping wasn't an option. Sean moved back to Sacramento and Zack began driving up every weekend from L.A. to write and rehearse music.
The pair records every song they write together almost immediately in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. This means that each number is imbued with a distinct sense of urgency, almost like a snapshot of the moment of inspiration. The band's debut, NO NAME NO COLOR, is a collection of these recordings, which they elected to use rather than attempt to recreate the spark of the original tracks later in a studio.