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.
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.
I’ve been digging deep in the archive and I found something almost no one has heard… WARNING THERE MIGHT BE A REASON WHY!!!
My first band The Manhattan Project set out to record an album in the summer of 2002. It was the day after I graduated high school, we loaded up the van and went to Kirksville, MO. Although we had previously spent months recording in our basement (which is how I began this journey) this was the first time any of us had been in a recording studio.
We stayed there a week practicing everyday above a dive bar called The Aquadome and recorded every night at this studio in the back of a music store. It was one of the best weeks I’ve ever had, although after the album was recorded the band split up. We realized we all wanted to do different things musically and we were attending different colleges in MO. As a result we never released the album.
The Manhattan Project was:
Ringo Keener – Vocals
Jeremy Rootz – Guitar
Jimi Schuchmann – Drums
Andrew Wagner – Bass Guitar
Eric Schuchmann – Guitar
Mp3: So It Goes
This second track is possibly the first home recording I ever did. It’s also the Manhattan Project, I used a combination of Mini disc recorders, and computers to make a multi-track recording rig and then edited them together in Vegas. This probably took me a month or two to finish…
These songs were recorded by our good friend Charlie Coyne. He recorded these while he was attending school in Saginaw Michigan. He’s in school to become a surgeon and has been traveling around the country for the last few years getting his degree. I didn’t have anything do with recording these tracks but I did master them once they were submitted.
A few months ago I recorded Timmy Miano aka Angry Panda at The Studio. We made a 11 song acoustic record. You can check out all the tracks and some of Timmy’s other projects at Mono Americano Records. Timmy and I use to be in a punk band called The Walnut Street Gang, you can find some of our old records on The Moodring Records Site.
Matthew Darkly and I (Eric Schuchmann) finished up a new song for one of our bands The Moodrings a while back. We recorded this up at the Darkly Manor over a holiday vacation. Later I made a music video out of old Halloween footage we had.
This week brings the launch of two very important things here at Moodring Records. The first is our new NEWS BLOG. We’ll using this page to keep you up to date on our artists and releases. We hope to bring you a deeper look at the artists and the story behind their work.
The Second is Matthew Darkly’s first two shows. The first two Matthew Darkly shows will be in Springfield, MO. The first on Friday June 5 at Patton Alley Pub, and the second at Lindberg’s on Saturday June 6.
If you’re new to MOODRING RECORDS:
To bring you up to speed, Moodring Records is an independent record label based in Missouri. It’s run by Matthew Darkly and Eric Schuchmann. Our website is designed and managed by Jimi Schuchmann. We are still early in our adolescent stages as a website as well as a record label. We have more ideas, plans, and projects than time to properly update our site. However, we are working on a major overhaul with new content, pictures, and videos.
Currently Moodring Records is host to 3 bands, Matthew Darkly, The Rugs, and The Guns. We have a singles submission series called “MRR Singles” where we releases 1-2 songs from an artist. We also host a few albums by bands that no longer exist like: Walnut Street Gang and The Filthy Thirds.