Electronic Press Kit
THE LAVENDER SCARE
Inspirational Music for Heretics and BackslidersGenre: Indie Rock
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
"Drag for a Queen"
"Wolves of LA"
BioThe 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.
Press"Dark, witty, and the very quintessence of style, if The Lavender Scare build on the successes of ["Drag for a Queen"] they will soon jump up my list of the most exciting bands around." - Belwood Music
"The Lavender Scare’s music is melodic and densely textured, while Reyes’ lyrics are often inspired by sexual orientation struggles he faced as a youth. [...] On the cabaret-inflected piano-pop number ["Drag for a Queen"], Reyes sing-talks in a seductive, but hushed and foreboding tone amid the simmering instrumentation. " - The Record Stache
"From the psychedelic chorus flange and delay from the melodic guitar strings, to the vocals that are deep to the pitch. The phaser is in full effect and it adds to the enigmatic sound of Lavender Scare." - We Sound Strange
Contact/Social MediaMain Website: www.thelavenderscaremusic.com
MembersJames Delos Reyes: vocals, guitar, bass, piano, organ, glockenspiel
Luis Servin: guitar
Dominic Martinez: bass
T. Reynolds: piano, organ
Geoff Summers: drums