Fun fact: Prolific Chicago musician Scott Lucas is a connoisseur of old movies, including old horror films. At least that's what it says in the press release for the latest music video from Scott Lucas & the Married Men, which is composed of footage from the 1932 film "Vampyr." The Lucas-directed video--for the band's take on the traditional song "There Ain't No Grave (Gonna Hold My Body Down)"--very effectively uses the creepy black and white clips to match the eerie, old-timey Americana vibe of the song. Very appropriate for Halloween month. The video will be shown on the big screen at the Music Box Theater during the Music Box of Horrors film festival from October 13th-14h.
"Ain't No Grave" comes from the band's sophomore album Blood Half Moon. It has also been released as part of an iTunes bundle that includes the original eight-minute album track, the four-minute edit, a live version and the video.
Scott Lucas & the Married Men also have two home-city shows coming up next month: November 9th at Township and November 17th at Double Door (National Association for Down Syndrome benefit hosted by Art + Science).
Check out the video below.