I really have to draw attention to one of the most excellent acoustic pop-punk “cover” tracks done in recent memory. Sef Idle has been playing for years fronting and playing guitar for bands like uniSEF and False Idle but has recently come forward as a skilled acoustic-punk singer/songwriter. Sef Idle just released “Someday, Today” back in May and it is a fitting reminder of how raw, natural talent can captivate the listener. It’s not that often that you hear a Christian singer/songwriter in this genre be so overwhelmingly effective with honesty and conviction, letting the music do the talking through words and song. Check out this new cover song of the Hangnail classic “At Arm’s Length” done only the way Sef could do and let the music speak to you. It’s raw, melodic, and still pleasing to the ears. It’s just a real and honest rendition of a song most people probably wouldn’t even be familiar with. If you would like to purchase this song, it is a part of the new compilation “ZAP-O-MATIC No.2” available right here. All sales go to support Skip and his Cancer treatment/recovery.
Tag: Acoustic Punk
July 15, 2018
May 2, 2018
Following in the footsteps of solo outings from the greats like Tony Sly, Joey Cape, Tim Armstrong, and Chuck Ragan, comes this new solo ep from punk warrior – Sef Idle. The first official song from the “Someday, Today” Ep has been released and this incredible new track “I Don’t Remember” can be streamed below. The song appears on the “Someday, Today” Ep due out May 8th. Buy it on Tape/CD here and on Bandcamp here.
November 27, 2017
You really need to check out this debut solo acoustic punk recording from Call to Glory and The Heroes frontman, Chris Jones. The 3 song ep is being released on Thumper Punk Records and available right here (digital) or here (vinyl). Fans looking for something comparable (and uplifting) to the Mike Ness (Social D) solo albums will love this. Great stuff. Listen below
November 6, 2017
Check out the new alternative acoustic pop-punk album from Skree Alleen right here. You can stream below. This 3 song ep is being released by ZAP Records. The artist is from South Africa and sung entirely in Afrikaans. It’s a refreshing and unique take on an often over saturated genre. Please give the ep a fair shot by listening to the songs below.
September 7, 2017
JohnnyBoy, the ex-lead singer of Ventura, CA. based punk band TheWay will release his new 3 song acoustic ep through Thumper Punk Records on October 10th. This ep much like the others in the “3 Song Acoustic Series” will also be released on a limited 7″. Thumper Punk has the preorder of this 7″ (and another for the Mike Liberty 7″ as well) over in their webstore. Check out the official press release with tracklisting, below.
August 9, 2017
July 16, 2017
April 26, 2017
Sef Idle of the band False Idle has been releasing a collection of “cover songs” through his YouTube page and they are actually really good. Recorded in his own Simpul Studio, you can find recent covers from Jimmy Eat World (Sweetness), Green Day (Christie Road), and NOFX (Bob). I believe more are on the way so stay tuned. Check out the playlist below to check out all these fine covers and make sure to make your suggestions to him for what to cover next right here.
April 11, 2017
Today is the release of Jimmy Sisco’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. As the singer/guitarist/songwriter for ABSOLVED and Platoon 1107, Jimmy has released some of the biggest, most aggressive music on Thumper Punk Records. For his 3 Song Acoustic EP, the music is delicate, balanced and soulful, with one track of 70s era folk and two readings of Old Testament scripture over ambient backgrounds. Continued →
March 21, 2017
Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce the release of Brock Diamond’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. Currently the singer and guitar player for punk n’ roll band The Berzerkers, Brock is a long-time fixture in the Orange County, California music scene (Simplex, Fear God, Evasive Action). Continued →
March 14, 2017
March 4, 2017
January 26, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 10, 2017
This fabulous new ep contribution from Sef Idle (Frontman/guitarist for False Idle) which is part of a 3 song accoustic series through Thumper Punk Records that will feature music from 3 different artists. The 1st ep is from none other than Sef Idle and features 3 acoustic, roots rockin’ punk songs that would please fans of The Bouncing Souls, Green Day, Brian Fallon, Joey Cape, and Tony Sly. Continued →
November 8, 2016
Thumper Punk Records is pleased to announce the first three releases in the “3 Song Acoustic” series. The first releases are Sef Idle from False Idle (January 2017), Lupe Gtrz from The Lonely Revolts (February 2017), and Jimmy Sisco from Platoon 1107 (March 2017). Each release will be available as a digital download and on limited edition 7” vinyl. The “3 Song Acoustic” project features solo releases from artists and friends who have made contributions to the JCHC scene. If you haven’t heard the latest “solo” song from Sef Idle, please check it out below especially for fans of Green Day “Good Riddance (time of your life)”, Tony Sly, Joey Cape, Brian Fallon, etc.