About Us

The Lavender Scare is an ambitious indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA. Their sound is a unique blend of catchy melodies and dense arrangements inspired by multi-instrumental rock acts like Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Wilco. Singer and songwriter James Delos Reyes leads the band crooning his way through brooding melodies with a touch of satire and playfulness. His vocal stylings draw from a foreboding temperament similar to the likes of Fiona Apple and Nick Cave with lyrics that borrow a raw humor akin to political cartoons. His experience of being gay and growing up in the Evangelical church is often reflected in the music. Songs like "Non-Denominational Heretic" and "Drag for a Queen" are characteristic of the lyrical playground that intertwines their melodies. At the same time, the Lavender Scare maintains a spirit that's infectious, engaging, and universal to indie rock fans everywhere. Even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.

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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.

Drag for a Queen 7 Inch Vinyl

Very excited to announce our upcoming single “Drag for a Queen” is now available on 7 inch vinyl. These will be sold at all upcoming shows, so be sure to […]

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