The Skinny: Middle Class Rut, also known as MC Rut, is an American alternative rock band duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham. They were formed in Sacramento, California in December 2006. After several EP’s, in 2010 they released their first full-length LP, No Name No Color. Their second album Pick Up Your Head was released June 25, 2013.
Middle Class Rut was formed after the dissolution of Lopez and Stockham’s previous band, Leisure, which was signed to Dreamworks Records in 2000 when Lopez and Stockham were in their teens. Leisure came to an end in 2003 and, after taking a hiatus from performing, Lopez and Stockham came together again to form Middle Class Rut. The band played its first major national tour in the fall of 2007 with Receiving End Of Sirens and Envy On The Coast.
The band released two self-titled EPs, referred to as the Red EP and the Blue EP due to their respective colors, in early 2008, as well as a limited-edition 7″ in the UK on November 24, 2008 which featured “Busy Bein’ Born” and “All Walks of Life.”