We are quickly approaching the release of the new Zucchini Drive album (September 25th via Marathon of Dope/Vlas Vegas), No Food But Lots of Weapons. It is an album that finds band members Marcus Graap and Tom de Geeter promoting some of their varied musical influences including progressive rock, garage rock, acoustic, electronic, lo-fi and hip hop. It isn’t strange to find an album that explores different genres from song to song but what makes No Food so interesting is that it doesn’t need two songs to bend genres, it does it from verse to verse. The track that displays this variation loudest is the third one, “Gospel Oak (ft. Elissa P),” which begins with a keyboard solo and deep soulful vocals before feeding into sunshiney indie pop, haunting modest mouse styled indie folk before melting away beneath a sky of gloomy noise rock (a la A Place to Bury Strangers).
To properly enjoy this album, one needs something stylistically varied and unafraid to blow people’s minds. It also needs, for obvious reasons, zucchini. That’s why I went with this Zucchini-Quinoa Lasagna. Replacing they typical noodles and meat with zucchini and quinoa and adding a number of fresh basil and parsley leaves really takes this classic into uncharted territories. Replace the nondairy cream cheese with some tofu and leave the Daiya in the refrigerator and you’ve got something fresh without the fake.
The new single from Zucchini Drive: