Category Archives: Artists

Matthew Darkly – Mute Rages

Matthew Darkly – Mute Rages

released January 2010

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

MRR and Mathew Darkly’s first release of 2010 is Mute Rages, a 10 song album made over winter break.  It’s my first nomination for album of the year!

Mp3: Mute Rages

Mp3: Titanium Ring

Mp3: Him & The Whole School

Mp3: Normal Everyday Waste

Mp3: Heart Of Grime

Mp3: Middle Of The Show

Mp3: Let Me Row

Mp3: One Damn Jacket

Mp3: Undercooked

Mp3: Little Part

Matthew Darkly – Matthew Darkly

Matthew Darkly – Matthew Darkly

released June 2007

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

It’s 10 songs with a more dance/electronic sound. At the time this was his first project stepping away from the guitar and embracing the keyboard more. Since then he’s gone on to use keyboards in a lot of his songs.

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Where Is Your Man

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Simulated Lover

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Love the Day

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Gotta Ride

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Grab A Phone

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Every Noose

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Her Ears Ring

MP3: Matthew Darkly – You Walk Away

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Made Of Light

MP3: Matthew Darkly – Don’t Wanna Be Around

Matthew Darkly – Ghost Vibration EP

Matthew Darkly – Ghost Vibrations

released July 2009

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

I love the title track, it’s about when you think your cell phone is going off in your

pocket but it’s not it’s just a ghost vibration.

Mp3: Ghost Vibration

Mp3: In My Topsiders

Mp3: I’m A Hitman

Mp3: Why Do You Look Like You’ve Seen The Devil

Mp3: I Don’t Wanna Dream Right Now

Matthew Darkly – Golden Conductor EP

Matthew Darkly – Golden Conductor

released May 2008

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

This album was recorded in a one bedroom apartment in Kansas. The song “Sweet Tooth” is about Matthew’s run in with a root canal procedure.  “This Street Again” is about quitting a job.

Mp3: Wake Up Dead

Mp3: Be Found

Mp3: Sweet Tooth

Mp3: Somewhere Cold

Matthew Darkly – Silverfish EP

Matthew Darkly – Silverfish

released December 2008

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

Matt sent this to me on Christmas Eve. It’s one of my favorites because of the complexity of the noises and rhythms he used.

Mp3: Silverfish

Mp3: Buried Alive

Mp3: Heaven Its Gone

Mp3: Cadaver Dog

Mp3: Broken Bone

Matthew Darkly – Wicked Vacancy EP

Matthew Darkly – Wicked Vacancy

released April 2009

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

This EP was recording by Matt up at the Darkly Manor with his trusty 8 track recorder. Matt wrote these songs after reading “To Kill A Mocking Bird” 6 times for work. Needless to say themes from the book appear in these songs.

Mp3: Deathbed

Mp3: Weak Concept Of Death

Mp3: Wicked Vacancy

Mp3: Shut The Blinds

Mp3: Scattered Remains

The Rugs – El Demo

The Rugs – El Demo

never released to public

All songs written by Matthew Darkly
Recorded by Eric Schuchmann
Appearing on these demos are:
Matthew Darkly – Vocals, Guitar
Eric Schuchmann – Guitar

These songs were recorded post first album  pre second album. Matt and I got together at the studio one afternoon and knocked out 13 demos  only4 of them went on to make it on the second record. I didn’t post a few because the album versions turned out more accurate to what we envisioned.

Mp3: Traded The Daylight

Mp3: Get It Right

Mp3: Kitchen Door

Mp3: Breakin’ My Arms

Mp3: String

Mp3: Cut You Down

Mp3: Go To Your Own Place

Mp3: Let Sumthin Happen

Mp3: Don’t Be A Stanger (I’m Down The Hall)

Mp3: You’re All Going The Wrong Way

The Rugs turn 4!

When I was digging through our archives I found a disc of The Rugs first Demo. It was marked November 12, 2005. This is The Rugs first demo with the original line up of Matthew Darkly, Eric Schuchmann, and Jimi Schuchmann.  We used this demo to  initially get  people interested in working on an album project.

Anyways, this means The Rugs have now turned 4!

MP3: See My Baby Move – Demo

MP3: People Know – Demo

The Rugs – unreleased live audio and video

Back on January 31 2008 The Rugs played at The Patton Alley Pub in Springfield, MO for a birthday bash. We knew it was gonna be a heck of a show so we rolled audio tape to capture the event. Royalwood Video Productions filmed the set as well. You can find the video on our Vimeo page.

We’re very happy with the way the show turned out. We had a blast celebrating our birthdays and playing for our friends. These songs don’t appear on either Rugs record.

MP3: Angry Itches

MP3: Some Birds

MP3: Magic 8 Ball

Video: Finish Up My Drinks Video

Video: Throw A Fit Video