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Funeral Crashers

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In early 2005, founding vocalist PH Lovecraft and co-conspirators Edward Raison and Oliver Lyons finished plotting in obscurity and cut Funeral Crashers' demo EP Children of an Indifferent God. With the addition of Frankie Teardrop on bass that summer, the band launched an attack on New York City with their musical Grand Guignol, supporting the likes of the Bellmer Dolls, Bunnydrums, and A Place to Bury Strangers.

Formed out of millennial madness, early incarnations of the band careened through rotating personnel and lengthy break-ups in the early-2000s downtown scene, a corpse that wouldn't stay dead. The group's name nods to cult film Harold and Maude, and they proudly draw inspiration from vintage punk, post-punk, and early gothic rock, as well as the Velvet Underground, 70s glam, and the Jesus and Mary Chain's more aggressive shoe-gazing. But rather than a nostalgia trip, the Funeral Crashers are focused on updating their influences for the present.

In October 2007, the band unveiled their first full-length CD, La Fin Absolue Du Monde, available as both disc and download. The songs twitch, creep, and assault, wailing the Apocalypse and loves lost on one hand, winking references to historical oddities, horror novels, and 50s sci-fi on the other. It's the perfect soundtrack for your postmodern crisis...

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