East LA based disco/punk band. The nucleus of the band, Chad, plus guitarist James Torres and bassist Kimo Kauhola, (they're now a five-piece, with keyboardist Tim Madrid and a new drummer) were high school friends, who drifted into the Whittier backyard scene after leaving school. Basically, with little money about, and with nowhere to spend it anyway, locals began having parties in their backyards, and bands naturally began to form to play them. Word spread fast about the band mainly due to the mania of their live shows, but also to the way they quickly transcended the hardcore and metal on the scene. They write catchy, dance songs which touch on influences like The Cure, At The Drive In, and even The Human League.
Funeral Party tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2009.
Official website myspace.com/funeralparty
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