Indie bands can always seem to bring something new to the table in a what feels like an over saturated market, and no band this year could come close to touching the prolific dance punk of Funeral Party. Ladies and gents this is what edgy alternative rock is supposed to sound like- a band brimming with passion for their work. Everything about The Golden Age of Knowhere is clearly done right, as evident by the loud heart pumping and dance provoking indie rock found through out. Instantly memorable tracks like New York City Moves To The Sound of L.A. and Finale help this album break through to a broader alt rock audience, but there are so many treasures that seemed to slip through the mainstream cracks on this stunning album. I also must say the relistenability factor of The Golden Age of Knowhere just puts it that much farther ahead of some of the other great albums 2011 had to offer.
“Where Did It Go Wrong?” – Funeral Party
Can I just come out and say it? Love at first listen. Yes, this track swept me off my feet and had my questioning the very legitimacy of this band. I mean how could something be so whimsical, yet rock out just as much? Once the shock factor was pushed aside I could finally come to terms with just how great of a song Where Did It Go Wrong? is. In fact, I’d say it’s easily my favorite track from the album. Well I shouldn’t say it was that easy with there being so many other great tracks on my number 7 album of 2011.
- “New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A.”* 4:29
- “Car Wars”* 4:13
- “Finale“* 4:12
- “Where Did It Go Wrong”* 3:29
- “Just Because”* 3:54
- “Postcards of Persuasion” 3:41
- “Giant” 3:20
- “City in Silhouettes”* 3:40
- “Youth & Poverty”* 3:21
- “Relics to Ruins” 3:30
- “The Golden Age of Knowhere” 3:28