James Pants

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James Pants
James Pants - Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (2011-09-16 23.17.37 by Xi WEG).jpg
James Pants at Poitiers, 2011
Background information
Genres Boogie, noise rock, funktronic, hip-hop, electronica, experimental
Years active 2006–present
Labels Stones Throw Records
Website www.stonesthrow.com/jamespants

James Pants is an American multi-instrumental recording artist. Although his music defies simple categorization, he is promoted as a purveyor of the "fresh beat," an early-1980s sound with influences from 1980s soul, electro boogie, early rap, new wave, and post-punk disco.[1][2][3][4]

He was discovered by DJ and Stones Throw Records head Peanut Butter Wolf, whom he approached while still in high school. When Peanut Butter Wolf did a gig in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Pants left his prom, with his date in tow, to meet him at the show. From there, he interned at Stones Throw offices.[2] After releasing several singles and compilations with Stones Throw, he released his debut album, Welcome, in 2008. His second LP, Seven Seals, was released in July 2009,[5] his third, self-titled LP was released on May 3, 2011, and his fourth LP, Savage, was released on April 14, 2015.

He currently resides in New York City, New York.



  • Welcome, CD, 2008 Stones Throw Records
  • Seven Seals, CD, 2009 Stones Throw Records
  • James Pants, CD, 2011 Stones Throw Records
  • Savage, CD, 2015 Stones Throw Records



  1. ^ [1] Archived May 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Interview with James Pants". Basic Soul. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "James Pants | Stones Throw Records". Stonesthrow.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ "James Pants Goofs Off". XLR8R. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Electronic Beats – Your Digital Daily". Electronicbeats.net. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 

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