Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:58PM - By Seraphina L.
It’s already that time! We need you to vote for your favorite BeatCrave Fav for the month of October!
We usually have a weekly poll for artists but since we’ve selected only 8 bands for this band, you get to vote only once at the end of the month for your favorite artist. So make sure to get your voice heard by voting below! Here are our FAVS of the month! Which one is YOUR favorite?
Alternative indie pop group Foster The People (listen here), Boston-based pop rock group The Hush Now (listen here) , folk rock super band The Lonely Wild (listen here), alternative post-punk rock group Funeral Party (listen here), electropop gal MNDR (listen here), New York pop-sters Hooray For Earth (listen here), A cappella female folk trio Mountain Man (listen here), or former keyboardist of M83 and powerhouse vocalist White Sea (listen here)?
Don’t forget that the winner of this poll will be offered a feature! Be sure to vote below…
Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:57PM - By Sasha Patpatia
Funeral Party is a Whittier, California band that emerged from the post-punk, hardcore, and metal rock scene that dominates their East L.A. roots. The four piece band, including Chad Elliott (vocals), James Torres (guitar), Kimo Kauhola (bass), Tim Madrid (keyboards and percussion) rock out in a different genre– their indie/alternative beats and melodies dominate their songs with a hint of punk rock influencing the pace.
Funeral Party started out completely DIY, playing gigs every weekend since the band’s creation and even borrowing equipment from friends for live shows. Their non-stop energy coupled with melodic and exciting tunes have rocketed Funeral Party into the forefront of the L.A. music scene, and has even earned them a fall tour with 30 Seconds To Mars starting in November. Check out Funeral Party in the Beatcrave Fav series below!
Friday, September 18, 2009 8:14AM - By Lindsey Darden
The weekend is almost here! Must be nice, what with 52 like-holidays a year. Get your celebration started with some choice entertainment value – namely, our picks for the days to come:
Monday, March 23, 2009 8:00AM - By Sergio Garza
Friday night was a great night at Ace’s Lounge with Funeral Party, showing off their hard work for the now dazed and tired fans at SXSW. The band looked quite comfortable as they took the stage, despite the massive audience of sudo-zombies. As soon the the first strong broke the silence, Funeral Party infused the audience with life again and it was as if the entire festival had just began all over again.
Check out the energy from their amazing show below…
Thursday, March 19, 2009 11:30AM - By Kara
The first interview from SXSW is with the LA-based band Funeral Party. The five-piece group initially started by playing shows in backyards and friend’s houses in their hometown of East Los Angeles. They gained popularity quickly from their spirited, high-energy live shows. Their sound is reminiscent of early Moving Units and the singer from the Rapture.
Back in the day, they used to borrow equipment from their friends to play gigs. Now they are playing with well-known acts such as The Teenager, Cut Copy, Steve Aoki, and Moving Units. They have definitely come a long way from borrowing their friends instruments to playing SXSW.
We interviewed the singer of Funeral Party, Chad Elliot. He’s a man of very few and yet poignant words. Check out what he had to say about the bands road to SXSW below…
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:00PM - By Kara
As March begins to draw to an end, the antipcipation for the start of SXSW begins to reach a boiling point. Now the wait is over, SXSW has officially begun! From now until Sunday March 22, a staggering 1,800 bands will showcase their talents on 80 stages in Austin, Texas. SXSW features a large cross section of musical genres in the music community. Not only is SXSW a music festival, but also a conference with guest speakers, seminars, and discussion panels for those in the music business to share ideas. There are guest speakers, Devo, and seminars ranging from Annoying Things that Bands Do to Branding Latin Music for a Worldwide Audience to mentoring sessions.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 9:55AM - By Mali
Funeral Party will be heading into the studio today to start the recording process for their first full-length album, set to release on Fearless Records in Spring of 2009.
The full-length record will be a follow up to Funeral Party’s three track EP “Bootleg.” You you can listen to and download their track “Car Wars” off “Bootleg” here.
Thursday, December 4, 2008 1:21PM - By Mali
Funeral Party has just released a new Digital EP titled “Bootleg EP” today. The EP is available on all digital retailers including iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon. Their full length debut will be coming out April 21st, so use this EP to keep you busy until then! This five-piece electro-rock band from Whittier, CA is blowing up in LA because of their funky, fun vibe. Their music crosses all different spectrum’s. The only way I can describe it, is as dance music with a cowbell. Oh yes, the cowbell, underused but always fun. Check out their song “Car Wars” below:
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