A lot of running an indie label is educating artists on the music business. There is a tremendous amount of work for the artist once they are signed.
Eloy Morales is a Spanish photorealist painter who often pushes his subjects past the brink of fantasy and horror. I was struck by his talent and asked him to make a playlist of the music he listens to while he works. Turns out Eloy is a metalhead. This makes sense.
Common themes in the playlist: “post-punk, goth, acute angles, the color of gun metal, bubbling basslines, call-and-response guitars lifted from Tom Verlaine’s rec room ping pong table, the sound drums make when they’re thrown off a cliff, dread.
Eye Design started as a hobby when I first moved to Boston. I really didn’t know anyone when I came here, but I immediately saw the potential in the burgeoning music and art scene.
Hear Dan’s phenomenal mixtape featuring some of his favorite artists.