The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining


Pop music from a better bygone world.


Co-fronted by the husband and wife team of singer/guitarist, Matt Rhodes and singer, Anna Price, The Silver Lining makes music blending '66 sunset strip psychedelia, Atlantic style soul, and the British Invasion, with the occasional Brian May-esque guitar solo thrown in for good measure. Rhythm section Greg Radawich (bass) and Doug Fuller (drums) keep things dancey, and keyboardist Ted Collins layers on the vintage psyche and garage sounds. In June 2006, the band released their Tony Goddess (Papas Fritas, The Rudds) produced debut record, Well Dressed Blues, which has received significant airplay on college radio across the country, and stellar reviews both inside and outside of Boston.

Recorded at Revere, MA's Fleetwood Recording Studios, birthplace of the Shaggs' Philosophy of the World, and Goddess' Bang a Sound, and mixed by Adam Taylor at Paul Q. Kolderie's legendary Camp St. Studios (the Dresden Dolls, Dinosaur Jr.) Well Dressed Blues was released June 6, 2006 to coincide with the band's nearly sold out month long residency at Somerville Massachusetts' Abbey Lounge. Well Dressed Blues has been added to the regular rotation of over 100 college radio stations across the United States and spent several months climbing the CMJ charts.

The band is busy at work on their upcoming sophomore album, and as of this writing (April 3, 2007) have reached the semi-finals in WBCN's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble.


Cemented Steps

Written By: Matt Rhodes

Line dancers from hell
Hit the lanes like locusts on a pharaoh’s face
The first born’s pumpin’ gas till ten

Hands clap and bellies bulge
Suckin’ down cheap beer and takin’ no lip
From city folks whizzing through for a scoop

Cemented Steps
Cemented breaths are all that anyone ever takes around here
They're shedding Confederate tears
Between the cracks
Across the tracks
Where nothing moves no faster than a hum
Of a gambler in a slump
Content in cemented steps

Mama’s been in bed for weeks
And the TV dinners taste like salty slime
But the Coca Cola still runs sweet from the spring

The family jewels rust out behind
A tattered shack that leans like Daddy’s nerve
The dog’s teasing snakes in the bonfire pit


Time drags like people’s feet
Waking up from church to the steamy Sunday glare
Stopping for some ham at the old firehouse

Then back to work at the soda plant
Where the hours drip like sugar from a smock
That wears away growing faded and gray
Growing faded and gray
Growing faded and gray
Growing faded and gray


"Well Dressed Blues" June, 2006 (EYE-CON Records)

Set List

Cemented Steps
Well Dressed Blues
In the Future
Battered Senseless MIA Heart
Even We Were Happy
Lucky Slave
Nothing Bleeds
Even Then
Death Song
Reborn in the Form of Love
A Minor Killjoy
Drag The River
Feeding my Death to Strangers
Might as Well Love You
It's Too Late
Glass Valentine
Spellbound Train

We're Not Gonna Take It/See Me Feel Me (The Who)
Don't Leave Me This Way (Thelma Houston)
I Feel Free (Cream)
Lovin Cup (Rolling Stones)
Straight Shooter (Mamas and the Papas)
Time is on my Side (Irma Thomas)
Something's Got a Hold On Me (Etta James)
Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
Billion Dollar Babies (Alice Cooper)
Moonage Daydream (David Bowie)
I Think I Love You (The Partridge Family)
The House That Jack Built (Aretha Franklin)
White Rabbit (The Jefferson Airplane)