Funeral Party bring it. - Oh My Rockness

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Funeral Party bring it.

August 9, 2010
Funeral Party is four young L.A. guys who kind of remind me of Thunderbirds are Now! but with more mass-market "hit" potential (no offense, T-Birds). They rock out in that same slightly spazzy way, you know? Lots of flailing and such.

Speaking of flails, Funeral Party certainly are pistols up there on that stage. Singer Chad Elliott is such a little dude, but he really brings it. He should run a vocal clinic on how to properly support your voice with your diaphragm. And guitarist James Torres likes to play really fast. I appreciate fast players and smooth shakers.

Anyway, I also appreciate how the keyboard knob-twiddling guy in this band also lends drum support on many of the songs. I think we've talked enough about how bands with two drummers are better than one, so I won't continue. The bottom line is that Funeral Party does not phone it in when they play. They let it all out. When I saw them at SXSW, I was actually exhausted for them and all I was doing was quietly standing still while peeing in my jeans.

So get out to their show and see them, because I guarantee they'll give you your money's worth.

Funeral Party play Mercury Lounge, on Wednesday, August 18th.


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