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The Funeral Portrait release a new single with video “You’re So Ugly When You Cry” featuring Bert McCracken of The Used

Author Benedetta Baldin - 19.4.2024

Theatrical emo rock group The Funeral Portrait today (April 19) share the first new music following their 2023 EP “Sounds From Beyond The Abyss (Vol. 1)” via Better Noise Music. “You’re So Ugly When You Cry” features guest vocals from Bert McCracken of seminal emo rock outfit The Used who boast 2X RIAA Platinum certified releases (2002’s self-titled debut “The Used” and 2004’s “In Love and Death”), a RIAA Gold certification for 2007’s “Lies For The Liars”, and over 1.1 billion overall career streams. The song contrasts upbeat anthemic pop-punk melodies with lyrics about hitting rock bottom. “It’s not about healing, or the come-up later on, it’s about telling people ‘it sucks right now, I don’t like who I am when I’m like this, and I know you’ve felt the same way,” according to The Funeral Portrait vocalist Lee Jennings.

Listen/download “You’re So Ugly When You Cry (feat. Bert McCracken of The Used)” now at
Working with Bert was a lifelong dream come true for us,” exclaims Jennings. “We all grew up with The Used being one of our biggest influences and it was a surreal moment when he reached back out saying he loved the song and wanted to be involved.” 
The Funeral Portrait have also shared a captivating music video for “You’re So Ugly When You Cry (feat. Bert McCracken of The Used)” which introduces the “Coffin Crew” (the band’s name for their devoted followers) and their movement. Watch the video to find out more and the reveal of a special powerful ally to their cause via YouTube HERE or streaming below. 

Lauded as one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know,” The Funeral Portrait—Lee Jennings (Vocals), Cody Weissinger (Guitar), Caleb Freihaut (Guitar/Auxiliary), Robert Weston (Bass), And Homer Umbanhower (Drums)—have relentlessly toured across the country built an unwavering fanbase opening for acts including Shinedown, Ice Nine Kills, Underoath, Skillet, From Ashes To New, StarsetPvris and Issues. The band’s intention for their music is to represent ‘outcasts’ from all walks of life–the weird, the misunderstood, the marginalized—which they showcase through their live performances which include extravagant theatrics, stage décor, costumed actors, and more. The Funeral Portrait will hit the road this spring as direct support to darkwave/emo rock group Dead On A Sunday from April 24 to May 10. They’ll also appear later in the year on festivals including So What?! Texas Music Festival (6/1), Louder Than Life (9/28) and Aftershock (10/12). See full dates listed below. Tickets are on sale now at

4/24   St. Paul, MN - Turf Club &
4/25   Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge & 
4/27   Urbana, IL – Canopy Club &
4/28   Madison, WI – The Annex &
4/29   Grand Rapids, MI – Stache at The Intersection &
4/30   Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups &   
5/2    Rochester, NY – Photo City Music Hall &
5/3    Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground &
5/4    Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland &
5/5    Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java &
5/6    Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s  &                  
5/8    Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 &
5/9    Greenville, SC – Radio Room &
5/10   Nashville, TN – Cobra Lounge &
6/1       Fort Worth, TX – So What?! Texas Music Festival *
9/28     Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life 2024 *
10/12   Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
& with Dead On A Sunday and NITE
* festival date