Band page created in 2011.
Funeral Party is a four-piece band that formed late one night in a park. Hardcore bands and metal bands dominated the local music scene at the time in Whittier, California, an East Los Angeles suburb comprised of mostly working-class enclaves. In the East Los Angeles neighborhoods adjacent to Whittier however, a post-punk dance-craze revival was emerging and Funeral Party began gigging every weekend. The band quickly developed a following and a D.I.Y. ethos that encapsulated East Los Angeles' rich musical history. Initially, the band didn't even own equipment and had to borrow it from bands they played with at East Los Angeles backyard parties and warehouses. Funeral Party quickly achieved a mythic stature in the Los Angeles underground. Lars Stalfors, engineer for The Mars Volta, invited the band to record in the Volta's studio in East L.A. The sessions yielded "Chalice", which immediately became East L.A.'s theme song and could be heard bumping on iPods throughout Southern California. What is unique about Funeral Party is the band's universal appeal; there exist numerous infusions in their music. This band is crucially important as they have created a visceral music that encapsulates the experiences of contemporary youth. Funeral Party's sound is shaped by disparate realities, manifested in the band's musical approach.For booking information, contact Creative Artists Agency.
Chad Elliott - Vocals
James Torres - Guitar
Kimo - Bass
Tim Madrid - Drums
Danny Kid - Percussion / Keyboards
Funeral Party began in 2005 in Whittier, CA. They have played numerous shows and gathered a large fanbase in the East L.A. area and are currently branching into the West L.A. and Hollywood scenes. They are currently signed to RCA Records.
"Funeral Party is poised to be Los Angeles' best contribution to the Indie/dance-punk scene since Moving Units. Funeral Party's sound is similar to Moving Units and akin to Le Shok or LCD Sound System; however, it is more raw and less regimented, which can most likely be attributed to the band's youthful energy and genuine unpredictability. There is much buzz surrounding this band amongst Los Angeles' music industry A&R types and tastemakers alike, but it is the kids that have anointed these lads Kings of the East, or princes at least."
- Los Angeles Times, 10/2006