Monday’s mission? Support one of the big names in Chattanooga’s local music scene.
The trailer also debuted the band’s launch of a crowdfunding project aimed at finishing the rest of the video.
Strung Like a Horse has been kicking around the Chattanooga area for about two years, perfecting their brand of dirty rock blended with bluegrass that they categorize as garage-grass. The five-piece act won last year’s Road to Nightfall competition and headlined the series’ Aug. 3, 2012 date.
Since then, the band has continued an upward swing of regional concerts, local gigs and a five-track EP, featuring the crowd favorite “Gypsy Jane.”
“This project has been a huge collaboration with lots of artists from Chattanooga,” guitarist Clay Maselle said in the “Glad” trailer. “The list just goes on and on for days.”
The roster of those that lent time to the video includes actors, costume and lighting designers, editors, graphic designers, photographers, special effects coordinators, sound engineers and videographers.
And the talent shows. The striking level of quality seeps through every drop of zombie blood in the highly stylized apocalyptic tale of zombie hunters and what happens when predators become the prey.
The teaser footage provides a glimpse of the larger storyline and several scenes shot around the Chattanooga area.
Strung Like a Horse opted not to use a third-party fundraising platform, choosing instead to organize and manage the project through the band’s PayPal account for a two-week period.
Donations can be made on a monetary scale corresponding to various rewards, ranging from a signed EP and a one-of-a-kind band photo with two tickets to the music video premiere to a guest-for-life status and a private performance.
As of Monday morning, the project had raised $275 of its $3,500 goal.