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.