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18 Aug
2011

MONA will be hitting the road this fall in support of their upcoming debut album release (ZionNoiz, Mercury). Recently dubbed the “breakthrough rock act we’ve been wishing, hoping and praying for” by the Huffington Post, the Nashville band will be performing with Funeral Party as well as opening for The Airborne Toxic Event on select dates. After kicking off at Austin City Limits Festival they will be making stops in cities across the country including performances at Atlanta’s Music Midtown, LA’s Roxy Theatre and a return to New York City for a show at Terminal 5. Tickets for dates with Funeral Party on sale now!

MONA made a splash in the UK with their first-ever single “Listen to Your Love” and have received an outpouring of praise from the likes of The New York Times, Spin and Rolling Stone. Their self-titled EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon. The band was voted MTV UK’s Brand New in 2011, included in the BBC Sounds of 2011 poll and made their US TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly – check out their performance HERE.

WATCH the official video for “Listen to Your Love” HERE

Fall Tour Dates In Full:
* co-headlining with The Funeral Party
^ opening for The Airborne Toxic Event

9/18- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
9/23- Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam
9/24- Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
10/2- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
10/4- West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre *
10/5- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
10/8- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/9- Seattle, WA @ The Tractor *
11/9- Chicago, IL @ The Riv ^
11/10- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave ^
11/11- Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont ^
11/12- Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue ^
11/13- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ^
11/15- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix ^
11/18- New York, NY @ Terminal 5 ^
11/19- Boston, MA @ Orpheum ^
11/20- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory ^
11/22- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
11/23- Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
11/29- Tampa, FL @ Ritz ^
11/30- Orlando, FL @ Beacham ^

www.monatheband.com

28 Jul
2011

Funeral Party performed “NYC Moves To The Sound Of LA” on Conan.

Watch the video below and pick up their album The Golden Age of Knowhere on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

01 Jun
2011

Funeral Party have been chosen as the next artist to watch by VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music and entertainment platform, and will be featured on their emerging artist platform, LIFT.

Kicking off June 9 and for the next eight weeks, the world will have the chance to get to know Funeral Party through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and intimate live concerts, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. LIFT gives fans the opportunity to break new artists like Funeral Party through social media interaction, including a new Facebook application. Using the app, fans can be a part of the Funeral Party team and directly help spread the word on their music. Access Funeral Party on VEVO at http://www.vevo.com/lift.

“Being born into Generation Why, there was nowhere I could watch videos from bands I love, let alone discover new music and specialty shows like Generation X had before us,” says Funeral Party lead singer Chad Elliott. “VEVO is an awesome place for music video lovers to come home to, that’s why I’m so excited Funeral Party is a part of LIFT. Our fans can stay up all night watching our videos and live shows at the same time sift through music and playlists to discover new bands. “

“RCA Music Group and Funeral Party are thrilled to partner with VEVO for their LIFT program. The LIFT partnership empowers us to reach a diverse and passionate music consumer looking to discover remarkable new talent like Funeral Party,” says Tom Corson, EVP/GM of RCA Music Group. “The LIFT platform provides unparalleled marketing and social tools to aggressively position Funeral Party as a band you should know and love.”

“We believe strongly in Funeral Party and the support of RCA Music Group. We’re excited to make Funeral Party the first rock band we’ve chosen for VEVO LIFT,” said Doug McVehil, Senior Vice President of Music Programming, Talent and Operations of VEVO. “Since launching in January, LIFT has exposed new artists like Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Oh Land to huge mainstream audiences, directly impacting and growing their video views, radio airplay, sales and social media engagement. Our current LIFT artist, Tinie Tempah, has already seen his video streams quadruple and his online fans surpass the two million mark – and that’s only halfway through his LIFT cycle. We look forward to adding Funeral Party to the list of LIFT successes.”

Funeral Party has also been chosen for a worldwide Bacardi campaign for their anthem “New York City Moves To The Sound Of L.A.” The band will start a cross-country tour alongside indie rockers Panic! At The Disco in Chicago on June 8. Funeral Party also just wrapped a string of dates with the Deftones. The New York Post proclaimed that they “couldn’t have been more impressed by the rocking foursome” and the Los Angeles Times declared the band a “technically precise and impossibly fun live act.”

Produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis), Funeral Party’s debut album has received rave reviews from the UK. The legendary Q Magazine gave The Golden Age Of Knowhere four stars calling it “thrilling”; while Mojo says: “each track spills out with fist-in-the-air energy.” The first single off the album “Finale” recently won MtvU’s Freshman and is also a part of this month’s Fuse/MySpace Introducing series.

For tour dates and more:
http://www.funeralpartymusic.com
http://www.facebook.com/FuneralPartyMusic
http://www.myspace.com/funeralparty
http://www.twitter.com/FuneralPartyHQ

26 May
2011

Los Angeles rock band Funeral Party was one of the highlights of this year’s SXSW festival. It was refreshing to find a solid alternative rock band rise above all the indie rock that’s been popular these days. The band has just finished touring with the Deftones and are heading to play some festivals in Europe before returning back stateside for a tour with Panic! At The Disco. Our contributor Phil DeSimone caught up with the band before their show in Boston a few weeks ago (photos from the show). Check out his interview below:

Phil: So now you guys are on tour with the Deftones. Have you had any chance to hang out and spend some time with them?

James: Sometimes we chill. It just varies. Everything’s kinda busy for us. We’re doing a lot of “in stores” right now. Also we travel all together, we don’t have a driver per say, so we just book it to get to the next place.

Chad: We usually have a lot to do so we don’t have the luxury of just hanging out all the time. We have talked to them though. They’re cool people.

James: Ya they’re good guys.

Phil: The band has a really unique sound. Was there anybody or anything in particular in your lives that influenced your sound?

James: Definitely the anger of growing up and not being able to do what you want to. My parents were really strict. I was only able to stay out until like 10 o’clock pretty much up until the time I left my house. So that has a lot to do with it. Musically, The Strokes album is what made me want to pick up a guitar and be in a band.

Phil: Funeral Party performed both on Letterman and Kimmel recently. Would you say you enjoyed one over the other?

Chad: I think it shows in the performance. One of those is more of a TV performance and the other one was a live show that was captured. They were both amazing and it was cool to do both of them but we were definitely more relaxed on one in particular.

Phil: You have been together for may years and you recorded “The Golden Age of Nowhere” over a year ago?

James: It was December of 2008.

Phil: So quite a while ago. So was there a problem with post production? The label?

James: It was all the label
Chad: All of the above

Phil: Cause the first single was out late last year right?

James: It had come out in England first.

Phil: You guys are going on tour with Panic! At the Disco soon. Any concerns about their fan base? Anything different with setlist as opposed to opening for the Defones?

Chad: Ya definitely. We’re gonna have a totally different attitude about it. We toured with 30 Seconds to Mars and we think it’s probably gonna be the same type of fan base, probably a younger crowd and we did really well on that tour so, ya I think with the Panic! at the Disco tour should be pretty easy going.

Phil: Do you have any songs that you may mess around with in rehearsal or in soundcheck that you don’t feel you’re not ready to embrace to play live yet?

James: No theres nothing really right now. We’re creating more than ever now on the road with technology, it’s just amazing. I record shit on my iPod, and he has his laptop and we’re always coming up with new ideas. But we don’t bring those ideas out until we’re comfortable out with them. We do have new songs that aren’t on the album that we’ll play, we’re actually playing one tonight.

Chad: We really utilize our time soundcheck wise. Soundcheck is strictly pretty much what we’re working with on the performance.

Catch Funeral Party on tour with Panic! At The Disco next month. Head over to www.funeralpartymusic.com for more on the band and follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/funeralpartyhq.

Pick up their album The Golden Age of Knowhere on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

22 May
2011

Funeral Party is an experimental alternative rock band hailing from Los Angeles. They were on a national tour with the Deftones this spring. The band played recently at the House of Blues in Boston. Our photographer Phil DeSimone (of FromThePhotoPit.com) was there and got some cool shots of the band. Check them out below and go to www.funeralpartymusic.com for more on the band.

07 Apr
2011

Funeral Party performed “Finale” and “NYC Moves To The Sound of LA” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch both videos below and pick up their album The Golden Age of Knowhere on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

01 Apr
2011

Funeral Party performed “Finale” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch it below and pick up their album The Golden Age of Knowhere on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

09 Mar
2011

Funeral Party will join legendary alt-metal band Deftones and mathcore mavericks The Dillinger Escape Plan on their North American spring tour, beginning on April 14 in Seattle, WA. The tour begins just weeks after the highly anticipated release of Funeral Party’s debut album The Golden Age Of Knowhere on March 29, 2011.

The Golden Age Of Knowhere was produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The first three songs – “New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A.,” “Carwars,” and UK hit, “Just Because” -are highlights of the post-punk onslaught that the record instills. BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe has included several tracks off the album in his “Hottest Record in the World” playlist, including first U.S. single “Finale.” The video for the single recently won MtvU’s Freshman and is also a part of this month’s Fuse/MySpace Introducing series.

Funeral Party will offer fans a prelude to their upcoming tour with showcases at South By Southwest as well as performances on the Late Show with David Letterman on March 31 and Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 6. In addition, fans can experience what the Los Angeles Times calls “a ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act” with intimate showcases at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on March 30 and at the Los Angeles’ Echo on April 8.

Named one of Alternative Press’ Bands to Watch in 2011, Funeral Party’s DIY mentality and accompanying live energy furthered their rise from a local underground band to a worldwide alt-rock success.

Don’t miss Funeral Party this Spring:
Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) WFNX Showcase – Club Crucial
Weds. March 16 Austin, TX (SXSW) RootMusic / SkullCandy Showcase – Lipstick
Sat. March 19 Austin, TX (SXSW) Steve Madden Showcase – Cedar St. Courtyard
Weds. March 30 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thurs. April 7 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Fri. April 8 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Thurs. April 14 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*
Fri. April 15 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. April 16 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom*
Thurs. April 21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue*
Fri. April 22 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*
Sat. April 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre*
Tues. April 26 St. Louis, MO The Pageant*
Thurs. April 28 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*
Fri. April 29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave*
Sat. April 30 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*
Sun. May 1 Detroit, MI Fillmore Theatre*
Tues. May 3 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy*
Thurs. May 5 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino*
Fri. May 6 Providence, RI Lupo’s*
Sat. May 7 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre*
Mon. May 9 Boston, MA House Of Blues*
Tues. May 10 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory*
Weds. May 11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom*
Fri. May 13 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*
Sat. May 14 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre*

* Opening slot for Deftones

Check out the U.K. digital biography of the band:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AOlTYhEl6o

Stay in touch with the latest on Funeral Party:
http://www.funeralpartymusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/funeralparty
http://www.facebook.com/FuneralPartyMusic

25 Jan
2011

Funeral Party enjoyed breakout success overseas last year touring with the Jared Leto-led 30 Seconds To Mars and making summer stops at the Reading and Leeds festivals. The East Los Angeles alternative rock band will be busy stateside in 2011 with the March 29 release of its U.S. debut, Golden Age Of Knowhere.

Building up to the album’s release, Funeral Party released the EP Live At The BBC (iTunes) on January 25, as well as a limited edition, vinyl-version of their forthcoming debut on February 15. The band will launch an extensive tour this spring that includes a stop at the famed South-By-Southwest music festival.

Golden Age Of Knowhere is produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). Standout tracks on the 11-song debut include: “New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A,” “Carwars,” “Where Did It Go Wrong” and the first U.S. single, “Finale.”

The U.K.’s legendary Q Magazine gave Golden Age Of Knowhere four stars calling it “thrilling”; while Mojo says: “each track spills out with fist-in-the-air energy.” The Los Angeles Times calls Funeral Party: “a ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act”; and NME named Funeral Party one of the top 50 Best New Bands of 2010.

To tide fans over until the vinyl and CD releases of their debut, Funeral Party will release the limited edition, vinyl version of Golden Age Of Knowhere on February 15 and the EP, Live At The BBC (iTunes), on January 25. The EP features several tracks recorded late last summer when the band was invited into the studio for a special live session after BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe added multiple Funeral Party tracks to his “Hottest Record in the World” playlist. The live EP also features three exclusive remixes by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), indie video mastermind Mike Relm and Kids of 88.

Pick up Live At The BBC on iTunes now.

http://www.funeralpartymusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/funeralparty
http://www.facebook.com/FuneralPartyMusic

17 Jan
2011

Funeral Party enjoyed breakout success overseas last year touring with the Jared Leto-led 30 Seconds To Mars and making summer stops at the Reading and Leeds festivals. The East Los Angeles alternative rock band will be busy stateside in 2011 with the March 29 release of its U.S. debut, Golden Age Of Knowhere.

Building up to the album’s release, Funeral Party will release the EP Live At The BBC on January 25, as well as a limited edition, vinyl-version of their forthcoming debut on February 15. The band will launch an extensive tour this spring that includes a stop at the famed South-By-Southwest music festival.

Golden Age Of Knowhere is produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). Standout tracks on the 11-song debut include: “New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A,” “Carwars,” “Where Did It Go Wrong” and the first U.S. single, “Finale.”

The U.K.’s legendary Q Magazine gave Golden Age Of Knowhere four stars calling it “thrilling”; while Mojo says: “each track spills out with fist-in-the-air energy.” The Los Angeles Times calls Funeral Party: “a ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act”; and NME named Funeral Party one of the top 50 Best New Bands of 2010.

To tide fans over until the vinyl and CD releases of their debut, Funeral Party will release the limited edition, vinyl version of Golden Age Of Knowhere on February 15 and the EP, Live At The BBC on January 25. The EP features several tracks recorded late last summer when the band was invited into the studio for a special live session after BBC Radio’s Zane Lowe added multiple Funeral Party tracks to his “Hottest Record in the World” playlist. The live EP also features three exclusive remixes by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), indie video mastermind Mike Relm and Kids of 88.

Funeral Party is poised to become everyone’s new favorite band of 2011.

Funeral Party’s website:
http://www.funeralpartymusic.com

Upcoming tour dates and other news from the band can be found on their Myspace or Facebook page at:

http://www.myspace.com/funeralparty
http://www.facebook.com/FuneralPartyMusic