Spider Silk Dress

Spider Silk Dress


Spider Silk Dress is a two man circus of haunting harmies, involved pop/rock riffs, and antiquated, rumbly jazz vocals. The music comes off innocent and unique but with dark undertones that like to follow you home.


Once upon a time, in a land not unlike Sacramento, CA, two little musicians tripped over each other and into a project called Spider Silk Dress.
Amber Padgett, a young vivacious lass, brought to the table the influences of Bjork, Fiona Apple, Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald, paired with a cruddy old accordian that was salvaged from a demolition site. Kevin Dockter brought with him the influences of Blonde Redhead, Modest Mouse, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Elliott Smith. His dichotomous guitar work embraces both the complex and serene aspests of songwriting.
As a complete piece of musical art, Spider Silk Dress plucks dark and hauntingly beautiful strands of a tightly woven web, vibrating with the unforgettable melodies and choruses, adamantly sticking with the listener long after hearing the music. the songwriting embraces these darker elements in an innocent almost childish manner, evoking images of a Tim Burton-like landscape. Sinister circus tones, twisted hooks, and complex melody and harmony interaction guide one through unique and off kilter indie pop experience.
Sacramento News and Review described the music as "... a combination of ugly chords and pretty harmonies, unpredictable vocal lines and solid musicianship."
Alive and Kicking reviewed the album, "'Tincture' is definitely one of the most original, well-produced, must-have albums of 2005, and is sure to satisfy your rock n' roll urges while indulging you with ancient European folk vibe revival..."
Spider Silk Dress has played a variety of venues since the end of 2004 and has shared the stage with such musical acts as Black Eyed Snakes (featuring Alan Sparhawk from Low), Cake, Dandy Warhols, The Court and Spark, Low Flying Owls, and Frank Jordan.
Spider Silk Dress will be recording a new LP in the spring of 2006 after completing a two week two of the west coast.


-"Tincture" LP
-"Behind the Piano" has been in regular rotation on and streamed on popular Sacramento station kWOD 106.5
-"Because" has been streamed on Internet Radio Station 3wk
- two tracks on the 2004 The Americans Are Coming Recordings compilation "Talent Show"
- one track on the 2006 the Americans Are Coming Recordings compilation "Round Up"

Set List

Usually 6-9 songs, depending on which slot we have in the line-up. The names of our regulars are, Wrecking Yard of Fancy Cars, Spider Pie, Dumb Me Down, Tea Party Days, White Lies, All That Ails You, Elevator Waiting, Push Pins, Too Bright, and Skeletons. They average 4 min. in length. The only cover we regularly work in is "Sally's Song" from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".