CHICAGO (July 25, 2011) — The hit HBO vampire drama True Blood will feature a song by Chicago Americana group The Spares in its July 31 episode, officials from the show announced today.
“The haunting twang and dark sexiness of The Spares mixed very nicely in the world of True Blood,” says Gary Calamar, the show’s Grammy-nominated music supervisor. True Blood was also nominated for four Emmy Awards earlier this month.
Calamar chose the song “Mexico” to include in an episode entitled “I Wish I Was the Moon” (Season 4, Episode 6). The track was written and recorded by The Spares in 2005 for the group’s first CD, Hand Me Down. “Mexico” was also named “Country Song of the Year” in 2006 by the Independent Artists Company.
“’Mexico’ is about someone who is frustrated with day-to-day life, and who dreams of making a dramatic change to shake up that routine,” says Steve Hendershot of The Spares, who wrote the song along with lead vocalist Jodee Lewis. “What I had in mind at the time was wanting to quit my job at Northwestern University to be a musician. But I can see how it would apply equally well to the people and vampires of Bon Temps, Louisiana.”
“With its breathless romanticism and divided group loyalties, Night stylishly reinvents juvenile pulp with flashy pyrotechnics.”—Ronnie Scheib, Variety
After stumbling into an underground nightclub (in the bowels of an abandoned amusement park!) and getting a peck on the neck from the proprietor (the statuesque Hoss of Wolfsburg and Jerichow), Lena (Herfurth of A Year Ago in Winter) quickly transforms from a shabby pickpocket into a smoldering sexpot with some curious midnight cravings. She catches the eye of hunky cop Tom, but he soon realizes Lena is part of a foursome of vivacious babes who are really into Berlin’s nightlife. Director Gansel (The Wave) serves up this modern vampire tale with a bloody wink and a few fresh twists thrown in for good measure (who knew that only females are vampires?). In German with English subtitles.
- Friday, July 8, 8:00pm
- Tuesday, July 12, 8:15pm
- Thursday, July 14, 8:00pm
Gene Siskel Film Center • 164 N. State St.
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