About Us

The Lavender Scare is an ambitious indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Singer and songwriter James Delos Reyes croons his way through heavy, brooding melodies with a vocal delivery that draws comparisons to Nick Cave and Tom Waits. The band effortlessly blends catchy melodies and dense arrangements with lyrics that provide thoughtful political and religious commentary that's relevant to the times. Their first single "Drag for a Queen," a pro-LGBT satire centered around a religious ex-drag queen, does not shy away from controversy. The Lavender Scare's music is just short of a miracle as even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.

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NPR Tiny Desk Submission

It’s out! Check out our submission for the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest. Thx to everybody who helped us out with this.

Drag for a Queen Music Video Out Now

It’s official. Our music video is here! For more info here, click here! Big thanks to our director Matt Klein, producer Christina Tontisakis, and our lovely star Patti Cake!

Now Streaming

Our first single “Drag for a Queen” is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play Music, and other streaming platforms.

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