Another martini before jackhammer season begins. Glorious pulp from your favorite bent nose boy. Good diners, bad women, and black coffee.
Inspired by late night 1980's films staples such as Barry Levinson's "Diner" and Martin Scorsese's "After Hours", with a helping of booze hounds, dive bars, and all the wrong women you chase in your 20's, "Nights & Weekends EP" is the unbuttoning of the collar for Zilla Rocca aka Vic Sage, the Noir Hop originator and Corrupt Novelist.
Over a scant 9 songs and 29 minutes (plus a bonus remix track of the lead single "Full Spectrum"), Rocca's third solo offering features appearances from Has-Lo (Mello Music Group/ Wrecking Crew), Dr. Quandary (World Around Records), Brian Brizzo (Lessondary Crew), Curly Castro (Wrecking Crew), Small Professor (Wrecking Crew) and more.
From the Philip Marlowe credo on opener "Creme De Menthe" to the sticky '60s funk cover of D'Angelo's "Devil's Pie", Nights & Weekends EP lives up to it's namesake: it's where all the action goes down.
Hell, it's better than friends with money.
released 20 September 2011
All songs written by Zilla Rocca (S. Zales) for Three Dollar Pistol Music (ASCAP) except where noted.
Executive Producers: Zilla Rocca & The Kickstarter Conspirators
All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Zilla Rocca at the International Dart Parlour, Philadelphia PA except for "Full Spectrum" mixed by Dr. Quandary at Vault 46, Boston, MA and "Full Spectrum (Man Mantis Remix)" mixed by Man Mantis at The Haunted Closet, Madison, WI
Additional production and arrangement on "Alicia Interlude", "New Year's Eve 2003 (That Dream)", "Michael Caine Glasses" and "Devil's Pie" by Zilla Rocca
Background vocals on "Black Cherry" and "Devil's Pie" by My Man Shafe
Cuts on "New Year's Eve 2003 (That Dream)" by Nex Millen
Management by Doug Jones for Thirty Three Jones LLC -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by John Vettese
Cover model: Maribeth Declaro
Artwork and design by Kyle Tierce for The Memetic Supply Co.
Cover illustration by Tony Diaz for Mass Universal - email@example.com
Has-Lo appears courtesty of Mello Music Group
Dr. Quandary appears courtesy of World Around Records
Curly Castro appears courtesy of Three Dollar Pistol Music
My Man Shafe appears courtesy of Thirty Three Jones Records
Nex Millen appears courtesy of Respect The Culture/Green Collar Rap
Man Mantis appears courtesy of World Around Records