The Lavender Scare
Better Looking Boy
Buried Behind Monet
Filth and Fame
The Lavender Scare is a queer-influenced indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA comprised of musicians James Delos Reyes and Luis Servin.
Formed in 2016, the band has evolved sonically from tight moody sing-a-longs to colorful epic anthems inspired by bands like Radiohead and Arcade Fire. Singer James Delos Reyes grew up in the church developing his musical skills by playing in and leading various worship bands. Struggling to make sense of his own sexuality alongside long-held beliefs, he eventually left the church creating the backdrop used for many of the lyrical themes and imagery that the Lavender Scare sifts through. In November of 2019, the band released their debut EP "Hand Me Down Kingdom Come." Tracks likes "Better Looking Boy" and "Sunday Sons" further expounds on these themes of queer culture and religious skepticism. Despite the challenging themes, the music remains above all irresistible. The dark satire reveals itself to be charming. The attitudes of defiance and resistance are universally felt. And as always, the melodies stay catchy. When listening to the Lavender Scare, even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.