Track Premiere: James V’s “Lavender”

Today, we’re excited to share the brand new single “Lavender” by LA artist James V, the third in a string of singles to be featured on a Marriage Records (Dirty Projectors and tUnE-yArDs) LP in 2020.


James Thomer (James V)


The music of James V could be accurately described as “psychedelic synth funk” and “Lavender” holds true to a general connective established by predecessors “Television” and “Blondie”. “Lavender” is, however, a slower, more deliberate affair with the psychedelic aspects jacked up. If “Blondie” was an upbeat yet awkward dance club hit for introverts, “Lavender” is a prom slow dance after drinking several cups of punch spiked with less than legal attributes, or perhaps more accurately, an imagined dance with an old partner after a binge. The song’s perspective seems to be a tongue-in-cheek post-breakup track with lyrics such “I’m not lonely / Why would you even ask?” and the repeated “One last kiss / Tastes like piss”. It stumbles forward with a drunken stupor, warped, echoing synths, and huge, thick detuned guitars in a desperate plea for one last piss taste kiss from his beloved Lavender.


You can stream James V’s “Lavender” below:


You can also check out a music video for “Blondie”, which was shared recently by DIY Mag:


“Lavender” is available to stream now on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and Spotify. Be sure to follow James V on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up-to-date. James V will be on tour early September, and you can see the dates below:


Tour Dates:
9/5: Taos, NM – Mesa Brewing Co
9/6: Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
9/7: Phoenix, AZ – Lost Leaf
9/8: Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat

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