Golden Age of Knowhere - RCA
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Zachary Sniderman on March 31, 2011
The terms “post-punk” and “dance-rock” are well heeled to the point of cliché. But East L.A. quartet Funeral Party’s debut has all the scream and guitar to get your feet moving…unironically. Chad Elliot bends his elastic voice between teetering wails and delicate melodies, and sharp guitar work keeps the album charging, even with some sneaky jazz progressions thrown in. Sure, “Come on/’Cause we’ve fallen into ourselves” is an actual lyric but Funeral Party is so packed with verve that it hardly matters.