Ifar "Eef" Barzelay is an American musician, born in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 12, 1970. Most notably known as the principal songwriter and singer of alt country band Clem Snide, he has performed in a number of Boston-based bands, as well as toured as a solo act, both as headliner and as international support for artists such as Ben Folds. Barzelay grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and attended Teaneck High School. In 2006 Barzelay released his debut solo album entitled Bitter Honey. In 2007 he composed many original tracks for the film Rocket Science. Barzelay's second solo album, Lose Big, was released on June 17, 2008 on 429 records. In 2009, Barzelay reformed Clem Snide. At the A.V. Fest 2011 in Chicago, IL, Barzelay performed the music of the popular rock band Journey.