is a genre bending rock project led by multi instrumentalist and songwriter Travis James. Because Villains music is composed, written, and recorded by James. Live performances span acoustic events to full band shows.
Critical Acclaim For Because Villains' Debut Release
"...powerful...vibrant...poetic...a true delight to behold and deserve(s) to be blasted... masters of their craft" Read full review here: https://www.beachsloth.com/because-villains-goodbye.html
DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE
"It is safe to say that James writes good songs. Actually make that great songs." Read the full review here:
"...at home in the top ten charts... deceptively beautiful...masterfully delivered." Read the full review here: https://skopemag.com/2020/05/03/because-villains-new-single-goodbye-from-the-ep-nesting-glitch-case
"...for people who love good rock music... exceptional. This single is going to shake up the industry for the better." Read the full review here: https://www.freshoutofthebooth.com/post/because-villains-set-to-release-new-single-goodbye-from-the-ep-nesting-glitch-case
Rock, singer-songwriter, blues, alternative- things are always moving around here. Check out "What You Say" on the player above and more on the music tab from "Breathe Fast Slowly" the latest Villains release.
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FROM THERE TO HERE
The Mental Notes EP (released under Travis James) is streaming here, available on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. Mental Notes received various critical acclaim and licensed to MTV and E TV Networks. The debut Because Villains EP (Nesting Glitch Case) received critical acclaim and charted top 100 albums on indie radio in 2020. It's available for streaming here and on every major platform.
THE LAIR ONLINE
Click the Video section for outtakes, clips, and alternate versions. Drop a note below for requests. A live event or two is always bound to surface on the Events tab. Because Villains is based in Sarasota, FL and hosted at
for your aural pleasure.