Interview: Funeral Party
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Hailing from LA, Funeral Party are that idea of aspiration. The four piece formed as a means of getting out of their home town and of course they've met bigger things. With their charismatic debut Golden Age of Nowhere and their passionate live performances, Funeral Party have a wonderfully youthful energy about them. TNS: Your debut album’s called Golden Age of Nowhere. You’ve stated that you wanted to get out of the town you grew up in. Do the album and your aspiration have anything in common with each other? Chad Elliot: They don’t have anything in common but we just wanted to get out of our town. It got so boring. James Lawrence Torres: I suppose that’s what a lot of people feel about their hometown. Chad: I mean LA’s got an alright music scene with bands like Warpaint but when we moved to New York, there was so much more there. TNS: There’s the Chilli Peppers. James: That’s true but they don’t really count! The album was also produced by Lars Stalfors of the Mars Volta. How was it working with him? Chad: It was great. He was a fan of the band and we all knew him before Mars Volta. When we were recording, he knew what kind of band we are and what we wanted so there were no problems really. Do you guys believe in the occult and mystical things as the Mars Volta have often been associated with?
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