May 222018
 

Sef Idle returns with a follow up ep to 2013’s Start Today, and once again provides a heartfelt performance of acoustic songs that are at once relatable and entertaining.

Times have certainly changed a bit for Sef Idle.  In the past, there is a lot of loud, brash punk rock covering over 20 years from bands the likes of UniSef and False Idle among others, but now Sef chooses to go by the tagline of being a “Boise-based solo acoustic musician. Going back about 10yrs, Sef wrote the song “Get Back Up” to be released as an acoustic track but that song wasn’t released until 2012 when it was added to a the uniSEF discography.  The solo project really didn’t take off until False Idle took a break and in 2013 Sef released Start Today, a six-song acoustic ep.  Since then Sef has played shows up and down the West coast, recorded some singles for various compilations, been involved a number of great albums from the mastering side of things in Simpul Studios, and now has released Someday, Today as an acoustic ep.

To put it simply, after listening to the 3 song acoustic ep series on Thumper Punk Records (including Sef’s contribution) and other punk rock groups and singers  doing acoustic projects, talented punk rock musicians can write and perform some great, heartfelt songs.  While the usual sneering tone and loud guitars are missing, Sef manages to convey the emotion and feelings behind these songs in such a way that it feels almost like a conversation between friends. Continue reading »

Apr 202018
 

False idle frontman Sef Idle checked in with the following announcement:

My brand new, independently released, 5 song EP is coming your way and will be available on CD, cassette, streaming and download on May 8.

Sef Idle is a Boise-based solo acoustic musician who has a long history of fronting punk bands, such as False Idle and uniSEF, for nearly years. In 2013 Sef released his first EP, “Start Again” on Thumper Punk Records (TPR). Since then, Sef has continued to play shows up and down the west coast, recorded singles for compilations, started doing acoustic covers songs and most recently released a full band 3 song EP of original songs for TPR. Continue reading »

Nov 092017
 

Boise punk rock band False Idle just dropped a punk rock version of ‘A Mighty Fortress Is Our God’ This song appears on the the new “Punk For The Gospel III” compilation released by Thumper Punk Records. The song can be streamed below.

The band is comprised of: Sef Idle (Vocals / Guitar), Rob Lanterman (Guitar / b vocs), Phil Harris (Drums / b vocs). Continue reading »

Sep 192017
 

Boise punk rock band False Idle just dropped a rock version of ‘Blessed Assurance’ This song appears on the the new “Punk For The Gospel III” compilation released by Thumper Punk Records. The song can be streamed below.

The band is comprised of: Sef Idle (Vocals / Guitar), Rob Lanterman (Guitar / b vocs), Phil Harris (Drums / b vocs). Continue reading »

Sef Idle – “3 Song Acoustic Series”

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Feb 122017
 

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. Continue reading »