Zack Lopez is one half of the alternative rock band Middle Class Rut (who I was lucky enough to catch open for AWOLNATION at Higher Ground back in 2012) and Bloodlines is his debut solo album. Contrary to his work in Middle Class Rut, Lopez’s vocal delivery on this album is a lot less intense, but his lyrics are philosophically conscious and it is all complimented by gracious harmonies and energetic guitar riffs. The tunes are eclectic, and there is a nice mix of both acoustic an electric tunes.
LABEL: Bright Antenna Records
PLAY: #1, 2, 5
FCC: #4, 6, 7
RIYL: Middle Class Rut, Chevelle