Chris Phillips, founding member, co-songwriter and drummer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, has recorded nine songs for Screen Gems’ Burlesque, A De Line Pictures Production. The film, which stars Cher and Christina Aguilera, opens in theaters on November 24th. Phillips produced the songs with Christopher Thorn, guitarist for Blind Melon and a respected producer (Anna Nalick, Under the Influence of Giants). Although they’re longtime friends (and neighbors), Burlesque marks the pair’s first collaboration. They were joined in the studio by several members of the Squirrel Nut Zippers as well as the Petrojvic Blasting Company.

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