Rugby’s new record: Worldly Wise is available for preorder with 2 new tracks streaming now!

Thats right! Rugby’s Worldly Wise drops on 10/22 and we still can’t believe we are finally sharing it.  It seriously feels like a miracle.

Two new tracks “Box Turtle” and “Be Kind Rewind” are streaming now! Preorder Worldly Wise on CD and digital on our Bandcamp. DIGITAL PREORDER IS ONLY $7! If you go for the CD, we’ll mail it out right away. No waiting!

In the meantime, 3 shows coming up:
11/12 – Seattle @ Hollow Earth Radio

11/13 – Olympia @ Le Voyeur w/ Washboard Abs and Le Grotto

11/18 – PDX @ Alberta Street Pub ALBUM RELEASE SHOW (You can pick up a copy before it comes out!) w/ The Mercury Tree and Zindu


We’ve been working on  Worldly Wise for 6 freaking years and hope that it brings you enormous amounts of happiness!

For those fans that have supported us throughout the years, thanks for your patience. Just want to say this one’s for you I hope it proves worth the wait!



The story behind our new single: Cinema Once

Hey everybody! Chris here. Today I’m putting out this brand spanking new Rugby song called CINEMA ONCE. Here’s a little back story.

In 2013, a year after I moved to Portland a friend of mine asked me to write a song for a short film she was working on. Having never written for film in my life and not having a clue what the film looked like I decided I would try and cram as many different feelings and musical sections as I could into a single song. The idea was that hopefully this approach would give her many options and she would be more likely to find something usable in the music.

She also needed it done in a month and for me that is lightning speed! I usually let songs gestate for a couple years (which may or may not be the best approach) so that was pretty cre cre. This song is interesting to me because it was under pressure so I didn’t have time to make everything perfect. I wrote it, borrowed some mics from work, recorded and played every instrument, mixed it, got it mastered and handed it off to her just shy of the deadline. Whew!

But then she ended up not using the song….

So I’ve been sitting on it not knowing what to do with it for 3 years. It’s not part of anything else I’ve worked on. I guess that was the gestation period. Anyway here it is! Purchase it, listen to it. Hopefully enjoy it! We really appreciate your support!



Here’s some instruments that were used:

The piano is my acoustic electric Yamaha CP 70



Casio Mt-100 is everywhere!


Just trying to make some World Class Rugby Tunes (Still gotta a lot of learning to get there!)






New Music Video & Single, “Bag of Bones”

Hey kids! Here’s a brand new music video and single for you! The song will be part of our upcoming full-length album, Worldly Wise, which has been in the works for about 5 years now.  “Bag of Bones” is the first officially released Rugby song written on the guitar. The music video was filmed in Astoria, Oregon in a single day and was edited by our very own photographer & videographer Myles Katherine. Featuring custom matching cat shirts by PDX designer, Rogue Minx. Let us know what you think (as long as you aren’t evil).

Available for purchase on iTunes!