Funeral Club was founded by husband and wife, Joseph and Jenny Andreotti in 2006. The Andreotti’s were inspired to begin Funeral Club by their grandparent’s journey from Oklahoma to Bakersfield, California during the great Dust Bowl migration, 1960s spaghetti westerns, David Lynch soundtracks, and the late 70s punk movement. Their grandparent’s stories, the desolate scenes and sounds from the spaghetti westerns, the beautiful music found in Twin Peaks, and the raw intensity of the early punk aesthetic, continue to inspire Funeral Club.
In the winter of 2009/10 the Funeral Club recorded their second full-length, “The Year of the Bloody Sevens,” with the extended membership of Raymond Richards and Bri Ana Drennon on bass and drums. The record was produced by Richards and mastered by Kramer. The record was self-released as were all past releases under the name (The Grizzly Owls), “By Night On My Bed” LP (2007), “The People Have All Gone” EP (2009), and “I Am A Shootist” EP (2009). In 2008 RCRD LBL released the single, “Whiskey & Clyde.”
Funeral Club have continued to play mostly in the Echo Park/Silverlake area in Los Angeles at Spaceland, The Echo, The Silverlake Lounge, and The Echo Park Film Center, performing with Damon &amp; Naomi, A Hawk &amp; A Hacksaw, The Wooden Birds, and others. Their releases have received critical acclaim from such media outlets as Pop Matters, Lost At Sea, Stranded In Stereo, Art Rocker, God Is In The TV, Unpeeled, Web In Front, Buzz Bands LA, EarFarm, as well as being voted Los Angeles band of the month at Deli Magazine.
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