ThumperPunk Records has long been known for its roster of great Christian punk rock bands but lately has taken on releasing a host of 3 song acoustic eps from various members of their bands and and wll known artists including Mike Stand. In this case, Chris Jones makes his contribution to the series, blending punk, rock, and rockabilly in the collection of songs. The songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Diaz at Safe House Studios, Torrance, California.
Thumper Punk Records is honored to announce the release of Edu NMZ’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. Edu NMZ is the guitarist and vocalist of Sao Paolo, Brazil’s great JCHC band No More Zombies, and operator of music webzine and record label Cristo Suburbano.
He is also currently working on a feature film documenting the Brazilian Christian punk scene, which is tentatively scheduled for release next year. We are thrilled to have such a vital member of our community participate in our 3 Song Acoustic EP series.
His tracks include:
Thumper Punk Records is honored to announce the release of Chris Jones’ contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. As the leader of Orange County, California, punk bands Call to Glory (RIP) and currently The Heroes (formerly Bar Room Heroes), Chris’s music is best described as “greasy rock-n-roll for Jesus”. His 3 Song Acoustic EP blends punk, rock & roll, rockabilly, and a bit of country into three amazingly heartfelt songs from the tattooed Deacon.
1. Amazing Grace (Outlaw)
2. Rain Down
3. Diamonds and Gold
ThumperPunk is proving to not only be persistent with this series, but also showing how serious they are with this latest addition to the series. Michael W. Stand is essentially a legendary figure in terms of Christian punk/alternative circles, having been in the Altar Boys back in the early 1980’s, moving on to Clash of Symbols in the 90’s and now the rockabilly Altar Billies, all of which showcased his vocal and guitar talents. With this three song acoustic album, Stand brings in some country influence in this collection of songs featuring just a long guitar and vocal.
As with other contributions to this series, one can expect a stripped-down sound that really allows the vocals and emotions behind the songs to come through and Michael W. Stand makes the most of this situation. Perfectly fitting with the cover for the ep, the sound is a vintage one that is definitely rare these days.
The three songs contributed by Jimmy Sisco can certainly be described as a labor of love as Jimmy not only performed the songs but also recorded, mixed, and mastered them. Most of all the ep opens with the folksy “Son of the Wind” which was actually written by country-western artist Jim Sisco, Jr. in 1970 and recorded by son Jimmy in the days before his father passed away from cancer. One can’t help but feel the emotion in the track, a fitting tribute to a father. For the next two songs, Jimmy reads Old Testament scripture from Haggai accompanied by some backing ambient music describing the call to rebuild the Lord’s temple.