Eisley’s success has also offered Sherri DuPree an opportunity artistically to branch out from music.
She does the illustrations for all the band’s merchandise, and was recently approached by Macbeth Footwear to create a shoe for the company.
“I was really excited,” she said. “I’ve never gotten to do anything, you know, that wasn’t directly for our band. So it was cool.”
Her design, based on the “Invasion” from the band’s sophomore album “Combinations, features lyrics on the soles and on sides and a picture of a girl “in this alien thing,” she says.
A self-admitted “sci-fi nerd,” DuPree said she wrote the song after reading Jack Finney’s “The Body Snatchers.”
The shoe is available at macbethfootwear.com.