The Rhodes

The Rhodes

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Rock and R&B finely crafted together by New York's most turbulent quartet of twenty-somethings.

Biography

THE RHODES are a blast from the future. They are the music of tomorrow... but even sooner.

Countless musics have shaped The Rhodes' tastes; some notable influences are Of Montreal, Atlas Sound, Elliott Smith, The Kinks, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, T. Rex, MGMT, and The Velvet Underground.

Their lilting four-part harmonies, minor key ballads and jangly rhythm and blues make the Rhodes a new link in the future of American music.

Lyrics

Just like Suicide

Written By: The Rhodes

Just Like Suicide
A photograph on the wall beside my bed;
a memory brought back from the dead
by a phone call in the middle of the night.
I got the feeling that something wasn't right
and now I'm wondering where the hell you are...

It's two stops to Bedford on the train
and five blocks of walking in the pouring rain
cause you said “come on over won't you see me tonight.”
I know I shouldn't cause it wouldn't be right.
Is this what it feels like letting go?

And if it's over won't you give me a sign,
a definition please make up your mind and
before I leave make sure you know.

Cause ever since you went away
something’s missing girl and it's killing me to say
That it's hard without you, without you I would die
But to be tied to your love it's just like suicide.

A last call for Paris runaways
and a second chance for feelings left to fade.
How could you say that it meant nothing at all
when you’re the person who decided to call?
So before I leave make sure you know.

Cause ever since you went away
something’s missing girl and it's killing me to say
That it's hard without you, without you I would die
But to be tied to your love it's just like suicide.

Get Right

Written By: The Rhodes

Well talk is cheap but, cheap is good.
And good is bad…Misunderstood.
No I don’t get it, I never could.

I never get…I never get
How money talks, but not for me.
You’re free to speak but it ain’t free. No!
It costs too much to disagree.
They try to make you get right. Get right!

And people hear it and then repeat.
Man, they recite it like they believe.
They “Magazine-it” and “T.V. screen-it.”
And try to make you get right. Get Right!

Cause you can say you will and I know that you won’t.
You say you do when you know that you don’t,
‘Cause you lie. It’s a lie. I’m loosing my mind.

Get Right! Get Right!
You’ve got to oh. oh, own.
I’ve got to, got to, got to,
Get right! Get Right!

I get so tired all the time.
Of all the lights and all the s-s-signs.
‘Cause advertisers get inside my mind,
They try to make me “Eat Right”, “Speak Right”.

You know, you know that something-something
You’ve never heard.
You can’t remember. It’s not my concern.
And evidently you will never learn
So you’re never gonna get right. Get Right!

Aw…Cause you can say you will. I know that you won’t.
Man, you say you do when you know that you don’t,
It’s a lie. It’s a lie. I’m loosing my mind.

Get Right! Get Right!
You’ve got to oh. oh, own.
I’ve got to, got to, got to,
Get right! Get Right!
Yeah!

Oh, oh, oh,
Get Right! Get Right!
You’ve got to oh. oh, own.
I’ve got to, I’ve got to
Get right! Get Right!
Alright!

Rainmaker

Written By: The Rhodes

Rainmaker

She’s the one who makes it rain…. Yeah yeah.
She’s the one who makes it rain…. Yeah yeah yeah yeah
She can make it rain and stop the pain.
She’ll make you a new man again.
She’s the one who makes it rain.

She can wash away your name… Yeah yeah.
She can wash away your name… Yeah yeah yeah yeah
She can steal the sun and make you numb
So you don’t even know your own face.
She can wash away your name.

She can make your cities shake.
She can make time go both ways…Yeah yeah yeah yeah.
She can use your voice and eliminate choice
And chain you so you can’t get away.
She’s the one who makes it rain.

Rain maker make it rain.
Rain maker make it rain.
Rain maker make it rain.
Rain maker make it rain.
Rain maker make it rain.
Rain maker make it rain.

The Way We Were

Written By: The Rhodes

Are you lost…like a ghost?
Do you only come around to kill something beautiful?
Don’t look back, you’d never see me again.

Are you one in a crowd?
Does every single movement seem so predictable?
Don’t look back because there’s no body there.

Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.

Are you just passing through?
To everyone you know your soul’s seen invisible.
Don’t look back, I’m not really there.

Out there, lost somewhere
And searching for a way to make you forget it all.
Don’t look back because there’s nobody there.

Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.

Cause I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.

So where do you go
When you know there’s no where left to run?
I think I’m finally breaking down now
And I know I’m not the only one….so.

Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.
Can we go back, go back to the way we were.

Cause I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.
I don’t wanna be alone anymore.

Discography

2010 - untitled acoustic (LP)

1) Sweet Shady Lady (tape)
2) When She Ghost
3) She Had To Leave
4) Lauretta
5) After It's Over
6) I'll Be Around
7) How Long? / Conclusion
8) Don't Be Late

2009 - ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO / HOW LONG? (DOUBLE-SIDED SINGLE)

1) All You've Got To Do
2) How Long?

2008 - MODERN SOUNDS OF NORTHERN TOWNS (LP)

1) When Your Baby's Gone
2) She Had To Leave
3) Sweet Shady Lady
4) Shakedown
5) When She Goes
6) Against The Tracks
7) Oh Angie
8) Joe, Johnny Or Jack
9) Call On Me
10) Don't Be Late

Set List

The typical Rhodes set list is approximately 45 minutes in length, but they boast a large repertoire and can play up to 2 hours of material if needed.

ORIGINALS:
"After It's Over"
"Hey Johnny"
"We Don't Have To Grow Up"
"When Your Baby's Gone"
"Sweet Shady Lady"
"Waiting On You"
"Shakedown"
"All You've Got To Do"
"How Long?"
"Against The Tracks"
"Call On Me"
"Don't Be Late"
"She Had To Leave"
"Oh Angie"
"Save It All"
"Take Your Time"
"No Other Lover"