Monday, September 19, 2005

Is art dead?

The artwork for each track on Catch Without Arms is up at dredg.com. The wee note at the bottom points out that you can email the band if you're interested in buying one of the originals. Here's a quick bit about them from the AP article:

...Dredg members Gavin Hayes and Drew Roulette pick up their pencils, paint brushes and canvases, and get inspired by listening to their latest recordings. "We're all involved in the art direction," Hayes says. "Drew and I did a painting for every song on the new record, so there's a series of 12 paintings that have representations of the audio...."I think a lot of it comes from the subconscious," Hayes notes. "We knew the song; we knew the lyrics; and we pull imagery from the lyrics."

Unfortunately, space limitations prevented all 12 of the mixed-media paintings fitting into the album's final packaging. But Hayes says certain aspects of the paintings were extracted and laid into the artwork for Catch. "The packaging just looked a lot cleaner when it was taken apart like that," says Hayes. "So we figured we'd leave the real art for the website." But the paintings won't be limited to the online gallery. The band plan to make prints of their paintings available to the public after the album's release. "All of the paintings create one big painting, as well," says Hayes. "So, it's something for people who enjoy collecting prints."

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Free show in Wisconsin

As seen on MySpace and stefdep's post:

September, 24 2005 at The Annex
1206 Regent St, Madison, WI 53701
Cost: Free

21+ unless accompanied by your legal gaurdain. Free Tickets available at the door or win them on WMAD 96.3.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Dredg on TV

Dredg on Jimmy Kimmel The band will be performing on the Jimmy Kimmel show (this) Thursday, September 8th. Check your local listings for times.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Extras! Extras!

After the post the other day about Stone by Stone, I thought I'd do a list of all the officially released extras associated with Catch Without Arms. Collect them all and impress friends and relatives!
  • Acoustic versions of Bug Eyes, Catch Without Arms and Sang Real were recorded for the Sony Connect store "Connect Sets" series

  • Another Acoustic version of Bug Eyes (Hyde Street Acoustic Version) and Uplifting News were released on some European releases of CWOA, and are available in certain national iTunes stores

  • Stone by Stone was released in this month's Visions magazine in Germany

  • Stationary Transient was the B-side on the Bug Eyes promotional vinyl single that was being sold on the tour

  • Not technically related to CWOA, but some samples of tracks from the soundtrack to Waterborne are/were on dredg's Myspace page. They were called Ambulance and Overheadnite