THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT are getting listeners in the mood for Halloween season by releasing a new EP SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE ABYSS (VOL.1) via Better Noise Music. The four-track EP, out today (Friday, October 13), features four occult-driven tracks which cater to the band’s potent blend of modern rock anthems molded with emo and pop-punk theatrics. Of the four tracks, two are covers of iconic songs from artists that have inspired THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT’s vibrant sound: Radiohead’s “Creep” (released this past August in partnership with The Hot Topic Foundation to support non-profit music, art, LGBTQ+ and mental health organizations for youth and teens) and Tears For Fears’ “Mad World.” Stream and/or download SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE ABYSS (VOL.1)now at https://thefuneralportrait.ffm.to/sfbtavol1.
“’Sounds From Beyond The Abyss (Volume 1)’ was designed to be a fun departure, something to hold over fans while we finish up the steps towards our full record release,” shares vocalist LEE JENNINGS. “Within the lore of our band; it represents secret tracks, hidden away to be discovered by some unlucky Samaritan. Occult sounds meant to hypnotize the listener with music from an alternate reality. Which is to explain the case of covers & alternate versions of original songs. A ‘what if?’ scenario for our fans and ourselves.”
THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT have shared a lyric video for their hypnotizing “Mad World” cover, released today alongside the SOUNDS FROM BEYOND THE ABYSS (VOL.1)EP. Watch it streaming now via YouTube below or HERE.
“Anyone who has met the band for more than 45 seconds can tell that we’re all big Donnie Darko fans, so when the question of a new cover came up, ‘Mad World’ was an obvious answer,” says JENNINGS. “Drawing more from the Gary Jules rendition than the Tears For Fears original, this cover of ours is all about the mood and vibe. Finding the balance between capturing the essence of The Funeral Portrait alongside the Samhain spirit for Halloween was the tightrope we had to walk and we’re very happy with the outcome.”
Sounds From The Abyss (Vol. 1)
Sounds From The Abyss (Vol. 1) Track Listing
1. Voodoo Doll (From Beyond The Abyss)
2. Mad World (Tears For Fears cover)
3. Creep (Radiohead cover)
4. Voodoo Doll
THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT—LEE JENNINGS (vocals), CODY WEISSINGER (guitar), CALEB FREIHAUT (guitar/auxiliary), ROBERT WESTON (bass), and HOMER UMBANHOWER (drums)—are currently out on the “Emo Dreams” tour across the U.S. and Canada with Icon For Hire, Conquer Divide,and Concrete Castles until October 27. They will then head to Detroit, MI to celebrate Devil’s Night (October 30) with a special show at Saint Andrews Hall with Twiztid.
THE FUNERAL PORTRAIT 2023 DEVOTION CEREMONIES:
10/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (Parish Room) ^
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Mint ^
10/15 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick ^
10/17 Las Vegas, NV – The Usual Place ^
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge ^
10/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse ^
10/20 Rosewell, NM – The Liberty ^
10/21 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s ^
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger (Small Room) ^
10/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar ^
10/25 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock ^
10/27 Destin, FL – Club LA ^
10/30 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall (with Twiztid)
^ “Emo Dreams” Tour with Icon For Hire, Conquer Divide and Concrete Castles
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