The Rugs – Self Titled

The Rugs – The Rugs

released March 2006

All song written by Matt Dampier, except “Drink” written by Matt Dampier and J.R. Top
Recorded at The Studio in Springfield MO
Produced and Recorded by Eric Schuchmann
Executive Producer and Mixed by Lou Whitney
Appearing on the album:
Matt Dampier – Vocals, Guitar
Eric Schuchmann – Guitar
Jimi Schuchmann – Drums, Percussion, BV
Lou Whitney – Bass Guitar, Percussion, BV
Richie Rebuth – Guitar, BV
Donnie Kraft – Bass Guitar, Keys
Joe Terry – Keys
Matt Netzer – Bass Guitar
Trent Wilson – Guitar
J.R. Top – Bass Guitar, Theremin, BV
Jason Wilson – BV

Mp3: Head Cold

Mp3: People Know

Mp3: Deep Breath

Mp3: Drink

Mp3: Hang My Love

Mp3: Sharper Than Knives

Mp3: Key

Mp3: Hide Me

Mp3: Open Sore

Mp3: Respond

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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 – Demohttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/see-my-baby-demo.mp3

MP3: People Know – Demohttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/people-know-demo.mp3

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

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 Itcheshttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/angry-itches.mp3

MP3: Some Birdshttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/some-birds.mp3

MP3: Magic 8 Ballhttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/magic-8-ball.mp3

Video: Finish Up My Drinks Video

Video: Throw A Fit Video

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

The Moodrings – Worth

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.

MP3: Worthhttps://moodringrecords.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/worth-remix.mp3

Video: Worth Music Video