The Lavender Scare is a queer-inspired indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA comprised of musicians James Delos Reyes and Luis Servin. Formed in 2016 after years of following Radiohead on tour together, the two decided to craft their own musical agenda by similarly enveloping catchy, brooding melodies with lush arrangements. Singer James Delos Reyes is a unique voice in the field whose lyrics often reference his past as someone who wrestled with both religious and sexual identity. He takes this and projects his voice with command pushing his way forward with a bitter and resilient spirit. Their latest single "Buried Behind Monet" takes capital in that same resolve. It soars with urgency centered over a dancy bass groove and dense instrumentation. The song continues to push the core of what makes their music enjoyable, and that is a tension in their sound balanced with a spirit that's uplifting and exciting. When listening to the Lavender Scare, there's a feeling that can't be missed. Even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.