Middle Class Rut To Hit The Road This April With Chevelle + Headlining Tour in February, March

“Their sound is nothing short of colossal, and one that a mere two‐piece shouldn’t be able to create, combining the boisterous swagger and pomp of Jane’s Addiction and the feral fury of Rage Against the Machine.” – Kerrang!

We are proud to announce that the Sacramento, CA-based duo Middle Class Rut will be embarking on an exciting new tour this April where they will open for Chicago rock actChevelle.

Middle Class Rut has toured with Chevelle in the past, as well as with the likes of Muse, Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice In Chains, 30 Seconds To Mars andLinkin Park, among others. Before hitting the road with Chevelle in April, MCR will also perform a string of headlining dates with Dinosaur Pile Up and Brick and Mortar; see all dates below.

Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham, Middle Class Rut raised the bar with their latest release, June 2013’s Pick Up Your Head, which sees the duo opening up their sound. “We realized we’d exhausted everything we could do with drums, guitar, and vocals,” Lopez explains. “Once we decided to take an ‘anything goes’ approach, the songs poured out. We were freer with layering and didn’t worry if we couldn’t reproduce it live, as long as we captured the music with the highest energy possible.”

Tour Dates w/ Chevelle

4/10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
4/12 – San Antonio, TX – St. Mary’s University
4/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
4/14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
4/15 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
4/17 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/19 – St. Paul, MN – Myth
4/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
4/22 – Nashville, TN- Cannery Ballroom
4/26 – Jacksonville, FL – Metropolitan Park

Tour Dates w/ Dinosaur Pile Up, Brick and Mortar

2/26 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
2/27 – Portland, OR – Branx
2/28 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/4 – Murray, UT – Murray Theater
3/5 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
3/6 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
3/8 – Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
3/9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
3/10 – Detroit, MI – Shelter at St. Andrew’s
3/12 – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
3/14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
3/15 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
3/16 – Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall
3/17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
3/19 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
3/20 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
3/21 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
3/22 – Orlando, FL – The Social
3/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
3/25 – Stubb’s Jr.
3/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
3/28 – Tuscon, AZ – The Rock
3/29 – San Bernadino, CA – Stinger’s Bar & Nightclub

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FAREWELL, MY LOVE to Release Mirror Mirror EP February 19th

Rock n’ Roll should be larger than life. Rock stars are superheroes who take the stage propelled by a pomp and circumstance rivaling the royalty of old. They adopt fantastical personas that enrapture an audience, transporting participants away from their every day struggles and problems into a world of freedom and possibility.

Mirror, Mirror the band’s debut EP will be released February 19th. Today Absolute Punk is hosting an exclusive stream of the single and title track “Mirror, Mirror”. Check it out HERE. In addition the band has unveiled the artwork and tracklisting for Mirror, Mirror.

FAREWELL, MY LOVE has arrived carrying the torch aloft for a new generation hungry for the power, energy and magnetic combustibility inherent in the best rock. The five young men of FAREWELL, MY LOVE have come together to share their individual hardships, triumphs and passions through a collective vehicle. They’ve taken the sum total of the lives they’ve lived thus far and fashioned them into a unique weapon to hand over to their audiences for the mutual uplifting of all involved.

The conceptual artistry and theatricality of My Chemical Romance, the reckless danger and skillful musicianship of Avenged Sevenfold, the dark mystique and anthem-inducing sing-alongs of AFI and the brash experimentalism and attitude of 30 Seconds to Mars are all components that have a home in the FAREWELL, MY LOVE manuscript. With forceful determination and wonderfully soaring grandiosity, Farewell, My Love put a unique spin on theatrical hard rock with utmost dedication.

Standby Records was proud to ink a deal with the band and put them into Cleveland, Ohio’s Studio D Productions with producer Don Debiase, who has worked with Modern Day Escape, Beneath the Sky and For All Those Sleeping. The resulting debut full-length and EP feature the kind of music that is sure to skyrocket the young quintet.

Ryan Howell’s intense and diverse vocals sit atop the heavy, precise and melodic guitar work of Röbby Creasey and Logan Thayer, all ably backed by the percussive but tasteful rhythm section of bassist Charlee Conley and drummer Chad Kowal. Additional instrumentation, including string arrangements and bells, bolster the band’s guitar-driven rock, adding to the artistic atmosphere on display throughout.

A band with many dimensions from their music, to their lyrics, their stage show, their videos, their image and their concepts, FAREWELL, MY LOVE present true emotion, authentic passion and pour their hearts and souls into everything they do. FAREWELL, MY LOVE aspires to nothing less than to be a hill of hope in the flood of life.

Mirror, Mirror Tracklisting:
1) Mirror, Mirror
2) My Perfect Thing
3) Skip the Memories
4) It’s My Life
5) Just Another Soul (Acoustic)

Lineup:
Ryan Howell – Vocals
Röbby Creasey – Guitar
Chad Kowal – Drums
Charlee Conley – Bass
Logan Thayer – Guitar

FAREWELL MY LOVE Live:
2/15: Phoenix, AZ, @ The Nile Theater
2/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
2/19: Boise, ID @ The Venue
2/20: Hermiston, OR @ The Grimm Den
2/21: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/26: San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Dynord
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Amplyfi
3/2: San Diego, CA @ Across the Street
3/3: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

For More Info Visit:
http://www.facebook.com/farewellmyloveofficial

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/farewell%20my%20love
http://www.standbyrecords.net/

Download Festival 2013- Anarchy in the UK!

Anyone want to head to the U.K. in June?
Slipknot, Rammstein, and Iron Maiden made their announcements to participate in Download Festival 2013 earlier; Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Gaslight Anthem, HIM and A Day to Remember have all been added to the bill with more announcements to come.
If you have the inkling and want to head out check out the Download Festival Website here.