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.
Those familiar with the Orange County punk scene may have come across Brock Diamond in one of bands over the years, which include Simplex, Fear God, Evasive Action and currently the Bezerkers. For those wondering how this 3 song acoustic series got its start, it was Brock singing “Baby You’re Mine” on social media that sparked the idea. The ep was recorded mixed and mastered by Jason Diaz at Safe House Studios in Torrence, California with Sef Idle of Simpul Studio handling the post production mastering.
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. The first song ‘Son of the Wind’ was written by country-western artist Jim Sisco, Sr., in 1970, and recorded by his son Jimmy in the days prior to his father’s death from cancer. Recorded from the most sincere and loving place in one’s heart, Son of the Wind is a tribute to a son’s love for his father.
Chapters One and Two of The Book of Haggai were recited from the King James Version. These songs present experimental ambient soundscapes below the sounds of Biblical text recitation. This is not Holy Scripture set to music…this is music set to Holy Scripture.
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). His warm and bluesy voice is the perfect starting point for an acoustic release, where he is backed by Kat Ferguson (vocals) and Kent Z (electric guitar) with a special guest appearance by his daughter Gracie Diamond on ‘Fly Away’. These songs demonstrate expert musicianship, vocal quality and a creativity level that extends beyond the limits of punk’s boundaries. Brock’s impromptu solo crooning of ‘Baby You’re Mine’ live over social media sparked the idea for the 3 Song Acoustic series, and we are honored to shine a light on his unique talents.
A little over two years ago, Sef Idle released the acclaimed Start Again acoustic album and now as part of the Thumper Punk Records 3 Song acoustic series, Sef Idle is back with three new acoustic tracks.
Straight from Boise, Idaho, Sef Idle’s career in music goes back at least 20 years or so and those familiar at all with his efforts will certainly recognize the bands Unisef and False Idle. Combining a sense of melody along with the biting attitude inherent in punk rock with solid musicianship and catchy sing along parts, these bands managed to gather a devoted following. During a break from the band False Idle, Sef found some time to put together some solo songs and that project ended up as the previously mentioned Start Again. The 3 Song Acoustic series from Thumper Punk Records features a monthly release from artists involved with the JCHC scene, who will each record and release three new acoustic songs and Sef happens to be one to kick off the series.