Electronic Press Kit


Inspirational Music for Heretics and Backsliders

Genre: Indie Rock
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA


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.


"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 Media

Main Website: www.thelavenderscaremusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelavenderscare
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/thelavenderscare
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thelavenderscare
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lavender_scare
Email: thelavenderscaremusic@gmail.com


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

Recommended If You Like

Radiohead, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, RuPaul, Wilco, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Elliot Smith, Spoon, Fiona Apple


"Buried Behind Monet/Backsliders" (Release Date: Coming soon)

"Drag for a Queen" Single on Digital and 7 inch Vinyl (Release Date: 7/15/17)

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