Jersey Rock Band of the Week: Funeral Students

Performing at The Jersey Shore Festival on Saturday 5/19!

Funeral Students is a rad up-and-coming Indie Alternative group from Manahawkin.  The band draws influence from Led Zeppelin, Stolas, Tom Waits, The Cure and The Strokes.  They describe their sound as “Melodic Grunge with the same taste as the old stuff. In other words, we don’t know what we’re doing.”

If Funeral Students truly do not know what they are doing, their latest album “Ghost Ocean” is one seriously happy accident.  The album is packed with a diverse array of tunes and builds in energy from start to finish. It is a thoroughly satisfying experience that offers glimpses of the multiple facets the band possesses.  A stand out track is “80’s Grunge,” which does a totally bodacious job of blending genres and time periods to produce a very unique flavor of ear candy.

Score a copy of “Ghost Ocean” now at funeralstudents.com!

Don’t miss Funeral Students at the Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights on Saturday 5/19!  You can catch them at Hook’s around 8:20 pm.

Funeral Students’ performance is one of the many great shows that make up the Jersey Shore Festival, which will begins on Friday 5/18 and concludes on Sunday 5/20.  In addition to a number of national and local acts, Jersey Rock veterans Mind Riot, Wynward, Taylor Tote Band, Sell Yourself Short, Joshua Van Ness, Raftree, Stillphase, and Just 6 Hours will rock the festival.  There will be food trucks, surfing and stand up paddle board lessons, motocross, BMX stunt shows and more. The entire festival is FREE!

Look for the Rat Pack on site all 3 days with you shot at tickets for 30 Seconds To Mars at The PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on 6/21!

Learn more about The Jersey Shore Festival at jerseyshorefest.com.

Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 to hear tracks from Funeral Students’ “Ghost Ocean” album.  A different member of the band will call in to the show each night.

Beyond their performance at the Jersey Shore Festival, Funeral Students will perform at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch on 5/25, The Ocelot in Tuckerton on 6/8, and The Saint in Asbury Park on 6/15.

Learn more at funeralstudents.com.

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