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Golden Age of Knowhere
     

The Golden Age of Knowhere

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by Funeral Party
 

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"It's all been done before and it'll all be done again," Funeral Party sing on the band's debut album, The Golden Age of Knowhere. Indeed, the band's sound borrows from two big early 2000s trends, dance-punk and emo. On the brash album-opening "New York Moves to the Sounds of L.A.," they like stirring up the culture war between

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"It's all been done before and it'll all be done again," Funeral Party sing on the band's debut album, The Golden Age of Knowhere. Indeed, the band's sound borrows from two big early 2000s trends, dance-punk and emo. On the brash album-opening "New York Moves to the Sounds of L.A.," they like stirring up the culture war between those cities almost as much as they like fuzzed-out bass, shouty vocals, and cowbell. At times, they recall a less abrasive Blood Brothers, particularly on the close harmonies and serrated melody of "Car Wars"; the raspy yelps and jumpy rhythms on "Just Because" channel the Rapture or even early Hot Hot Heat. Elsewhere, "Finale"'s swelling choruses and gang vocals capture emo's earnestness, while "Where Did It Go Wrong"'s crooning is vaguely reminiscent of the Smiths and "Postcards of Persuasion" has a whiff of post-post-punk à la Interpol to it. What makes this lack of originality forgivable is Funeral Party's ample energy and their way with melodies and hooks that stick. They may not have as much depth as their influences, but at their best, their shiny surfaces are a lot of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
Label:
Red Int / Red Ink
UPC:
0886975641529
catalogNumber:
56415

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Performance Credits

Funeral Party   Primary Artist
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez   Guitar
Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez   Keyboards
Chad Elliott   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Alfredo Ortiz   Percussion,Drums
James Lawrence Torres   Guitar,Group Member
Tim Madrid   Percussion,Drums
Kimo Kauhola   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Josh Cheuse   Art Direction,Band Photo
Lars Stalfors   Producer,Engineer
Chad Elliott   Composer
Jan Brueghel   Paintings
David Corcos   Producer
Karn Piana   Drawing
James Lawrence Torres   Composer
Tim Madrid   Composer
Jeremy Adams   Cover Photo
Kimo Kauhola   Composer

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The Golden Age of Knowhere 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kevincorcoranjr More than 1 year ago
Funeral Party have proved themselves on this album. The aggressive rock with a touch of edge is refreshing, as it is so uncommon to find good bands who can tame their aggression enough that songs still sound incredible! Definitely check out this cd... it's worth it