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Sugar Plum

Matthew Darkly – Sugar Plum

released June – 2010

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Matthew Darkly

Here is Matthew Darkly’s latest release, it’s a four song EP called “Sugar Plum”. Matt has a nice use of fuzz and melody riffs on this album. The title comes from his grandpa’s Sugar Plum!

Mp3: Wounds To Show

Mp3: Dangling Heart

Mp3: That We’ve Broken

Mp3: Sugar Plum


First up I’ve got some BIG shows to announce:

  • The Guns – Thursday February 4th @ Lindberg’s (Springfield, MO) – This is part of The TAG Magazine monthly showcase. This will be The Guns first show, and first chance to buy a copy of the album.
  • The Rugs  and Matthew Darkly – Saturday February 20th @ The Studio (Springfield, MO) – We’re going to be filming and recording this show for future releases. If you’re going to be in SGF that day drop us a line at info@moodringrecords.com, we’ll try and get you in the audience.
  • The Rugs and Chuck Berry – Saturday March 27 @ The Pageant (Saint Louis, MO) – This is a thrill and honor to play such a great venue and open for such a legend. We couldn’t be more excited!

Next, The Guns Silencer EP is now available for download on Amazon.com and Emusic.com (More stores including iTunes to follow in the upcoming weeks)

I have a new Moodring’s song almost done. I’ll probably post it this week. This is the third song Matt and I have put together for this project. When we get a few more done we’ll be releasing it as an EP.

Lou Whitney and Donnie Thompson’s album “Book Of Matthew Darkly” is about halfway mixed. I hope to have it out in March. It’s coming together nicely. If you haven’t heard the song’s I leaked check them out here.

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

Book of Matthew Darkly – 2 tracks leaked

Since a few people have been asking to hear them, I decided to leak the first 2 mixes from the upcoming “Book of Matthew Darkly” album by Lou Whitney and Donnie Thompson.  In this project the two of them recorded covers of Matt’s songs based on Matt’s demos.

MP3:Carrie’s Setting Sun

MP3: Crazy Daisy

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