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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 Manhattan Project… deep from the archive

I’ve been digging deep in the archive and I found something almost no one has heard… WARNING THERE MIGHT BE A REASON WHY!!!

Eric wrote:

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…

MP3: Rain In Rome

Painted By An Elephant

Painted By An ElephantThese 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.

MP3: Goodbye Helena

MP3: I am I am

MP3: Home Again

MP3: Say Hello

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

New Angry Panda songs

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.

MP3: Green Like Me

MP3: Hoverbike

MP3: Down and Out

The Guns – Silencer EP

The Guns – Silencer EP

released October 2009

  • Produced, recorded, and mastered by Eric Schuchmann
  • Mixed by Lou Whitney and Eric Schuchman
  • Recorded at The Studio in Springfield, MO
  • All songs written by Eric Schuchmann and Trent Wilson.
  • Artwork by Kara Remington
  • Appearing on this album: Trent Wilson – Vocals, Guitar; Eric Schuchmann – Guitar, Bass Guitar ; Jeb Stuart Venable – Bass Guitar; Brian Azavedo – Drums; Lou Whitney – Bass Guitar

MP3: Ain’t Got Time To Bleed

MP3: Rain

MP3: Burn

MP3: Witch Hunt

MP3: Dead Sexy

MP3:Love Coffin

MP3: Razor Blade

MRR Single – The Boogeymen

The Boogeymen

released November 2009

All songs written by Trent Wilson
Recorded at The Studio in Springfield, MO
Recorded, Produced, and Mastered by Eric Schuchmann
Mixed by Lou Whitney and Eric Schuchmann
Appearing on these singles:
Diablo Maximus-Lead Guitar
Sid Sin Ister-Drums
Mummy Holly-Bass
The Captain-Theramin,
El Hombre Con No Nombre-Guitar
Switchblade Skulletto-Acoustic Guitar
El Coyote de la Muerte-Keys

MP3: Hang ‘Em High

MP3: Haddon Feild

MP3: Danger Diabolic

Moodring Records launch music blog and MATTHEW DARKLY.

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.