Electronic Press Kit

Band Name: The Lavender Scare
Genre: Indie Rock
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA



LA indie rock band the Lavender Scare charms listeners with a sense of both tenderness and urgency. Amidst dark, atmospheric guitars and beds of synths, their songs are a downpour of melancholy infused with bright, catchy melodies recalling bands like the National and Radiohead. Singer James Delos Reyes pulls from his personal upbringing, navigating listeners through provocative queer lyrics emblazoned with irreligous sentiments. In the end, the music speaks for itself. Even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.

Formed in 2016, the band started out delivering moody cabaret sing-a-longs like their debut single “Drag for a Queen.” The lyrics and accompanying video features the narrative of an "ex-gay" christian advocating that being gay is a choice while secretly moonlighting as a drag queen. Although the band has since evolved passed the dark cheekiness of their previous sound, challenging lyrics like this still prevail. In September 2022, the band debuted their latest single "Names." The song is a provocative pro-trans narrative asking the question "What if God was trans?" Listeners can expect to hear more thought-provoking themes with future singles "Invisible Animals", "Must Be Nice", and "Who Will Save the Saviors?" Til then, listen to "Names" available now on all streaming platforms.

Contact/Social Media

Main Website: www.thelavenderscaremusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelavenderscare
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/thelavenderscare
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelavenderscare
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5CyEP1kvNbCnLK5BiMdIHu
Bandcamp: https://thelavenderscare.bandcamp.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lavender_scare
Email: thelavenderscaremusic@gmail.com


“Red Letter Edition,” which officially comes out on Friday, is the band’s second single of 2022 and the fourth they have released since their 2019 EP, “Hand Me Down Kingdom Come.” There’s a Floydian sweep to the new single, in which Reyes airs what he sees as the Good Book’s dirty laundry. Hypocrisy, it’s what’s for dinner. Single Premiere for "Red Letter Edition" by Buzzbands LA

"“Kiss Me Till I Die” is a true listening rock experience as it features an electrifying soundscape with its contrasting sounds." Review for "Kiss Me Till I Die" by AI Love Music

"The Lavender Scare are truly captivating and will be the band we’ll be talking about in years to come as leaders in modern queer music greatness." - The Q Reviews


"Names" (Single Released 9/23/22)

"Pastel Skin" (Single Released 4/22/22)

"Tall Grass" (Single Released 3/18/22)

"Red Letter Edition" (Single Released 2/18/22)

"Kiss Me Till I Die" (Single Released 1/14/22)

"Prophet Share" (Single Released 7/8/20)

"Holy Road" (Single Released 5/13/20)

"Hand Me Down Kingdom Come" (5 Song EP Released 11/1/19)

"Buried Behind Monet/Backsliders" (Single Released 9/1/18)

"Drag for a Queen/Wolves of L.A." Single on Digital and 7 inch Vinyl (Released 7/15/17)


James Delos Reyes: vocals, guitar, bass, piano, organ
Luis Servin: guitar

Previous Venues Played

Highland Park Bowl, Harvard and Stone, Hotel Cafe, Silver Lake Lounge, Resident DTLA, Love Song Bar, Echo Park Rising, Hi Hat, Bar Lubitsch, the BLVD, Lot 1, Five Star Bar, DBA256, Ham and Eggs, the Lexington, etc.

Recommended If You Like

Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Cure, The National, Shoegaze

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