Is art dead?
...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."