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James Pants is from Spokane. In Spokane there are lots of people with long fingernails and lots of dogs. In Spokane, rent is very, very cheap and so James Pants can afford to buy records and not work too awfully hard. A long time ago, James Pants started playing drums and marching in bands. After hitting cymbals for a while, James Pants bought cheap turntables and learned to scratch with Steppenwolf. James Pants’ turntables skipped so much that he lost many battles and was never a good DJ. Then James Pants started playing Showbiz and AG, but no one liked his rap, and he was never paid. Then James Pants started playing Cameo and his drums again and people danced a little. Now James Pants plays his new album and a few girls like it. “Mystical and enchanting,” is what people in Spokane say about it. Teenagers at the park like to dance and make-out to the new James Pants sound. “What a kaleidoscope,” said one lady with her dog. “I can feel the universe pulse.”

The Rise of James Pants

The year is 2001 and the place is Texas. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing while a sharply dressed young man approaches the DJ Booth with his Prom date in tow to formally introduce himself. Thus begins the story of James Pants.

What began as a dream Prom night to see his hero DJ went to an internship at the label to eventually landing the ultimate fantasy by being signed to the roster and championed as the ‘next big thing’ by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself – on top of critics like Busy P, Urb, XLR8R, & Dazed & Confused Magazines.

Mr. Pants is a purveyor par excellence of that unmistakable “fresh beat”: 80’s Soul, Electro Boogie, Early Rap, New Wave, & Post-Punk Disco, all of which can be found on Welcome where James plays drums, keys, guitar and sings.

From a radio perspective, what format does this fall under – this new style that Pants has invented? Do you play it on the groove alongside the likes of Skyy, Cameo, or even Pharrell (listen to ‘KA$H’)? Or do you play it in the underground alongside the up-to-the-minute electro pulse of Egyptian Lover, Cybotron and even Too $hort? The answer, of course, is both! There’s enough Pants to fit any style.

http://www.myspace.com/jamespants
www.stonesthrow.com

James Pants on tour in Europe
performing live with the band Royal Zodiac:

25.09.2008 Holland, Rotterdam, WATT
26.09.2008 Hungary, Budapest, Merlin
27.09.2008 Belgium, Antwerp, Petrol
28.09.2008 Spain, Barcelona, Roxy Blue
01.10.2008 France, Paris, Batofar
02.10.2008 Switzerland, Lausanne, la Romandie
03.10.2008 Holland, Amsterdam, Paradiso
04.10.2008 Russia, Moscow, 16 Tons Club
07.10.2008 UK, Cardiff, Buffalo Bar
08.10.2008 UK, Bristol, Golden Lion
09.10.2008 UK, Edinburgh, Limbo @ Voodoo Rooms
11.10.2008 UK, London, Be @ Proud Gallery

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