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.
Thumper Punk Records is thrilled to announce the release of “Drop The Gloves”, the high energy hardcore punk release from Los Angeles area band Cross-Check. Brash, outspoken, and obnoxious. Cross-Check is a band with something to say, and the musical talent to keep the listener blissfully riveted to their stereo speakers. Be prepared to drop the gloves, throw hands, and be thoroughly exhilarated by this 13 song epic musical journey.
Cross-Check currently features Chad Sengstock (vocals & guitar), Matt Morey (bass & vocals), Chris Wallace (lead guitar & vocals), and Max Stevanus (drums). The album line-up featured John Isaac (lead guitar) and Rex Schellenger (drums). Guest lead vocals on ‘Fueling Anger, Fighting Logic’ by Brandon Good (Flatfoot 56 / In Exile).
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.
Anyone familiar with Thumper Punk Records roster will certainly recognize their emphasis on melodic punk rock with a Christian message brought out by bands like False Idle, True Liberty, Metanoia, A Common Goal, Heart Like War, and the list goes on and on. Many of those bands do have that Southern California punk rock vibe to their sound that includes bands like NOFX, Dogwood, Craig’s Brother, Pennywise, and so many others even though most of the aforementioned bands are not at all from Southern California. Pleading Guilty fits in that same grouping as they have the sound but actually hail from the Denver/Aurora, Colorado area. The four-piece would fit right in on a bill with any of the bands mentioned previously.