Saturday, July 14, 2007

the Macabre Bryan Scary

In the present days of self-production, the fact that Bryan Scary recorded his debut The Shredding Tears alone in his Brooklyn apartment is nothing to write home about (with the help of Jeremy Black from Apollo Sunshine on drums). What IS impressive about the album is its sound: its grandiose pomposity, an inherit "louder than thou" sound that's a result of the composition, and not shear volume or over the top instrumentation. It's got a piano driven dramatic presence that reminds you of Queen's theatrical rock and the Beatles' story-driven rock (think the White Album: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill or Rocky Raccoon).

And speaking of theatrics, the band is supposedly incredible in person. I'm planning on finding out myself on August 7th in Boston. Below is a list of tour dates; see if Bryan is coming anywhere near you.

Bryan Scary - A Stab At The Sun : The Shredding Tears

Bryan Scary - Misery Loves Company : The Shredding Tears

Listen to the entire album here.

Visit his website, his label Black and Greene Records, and become his friend on MySpace.


Queen - Flash's Theme : Flash Gordon Soundtrack

The Beatles - The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill : The White Album

Tour Dates

Jul 25 2007 8:00P
Grog Shop w/ TIGERCITY Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 26 2007 7:00P
Lager House w/ TIGERCITY Detroit, Michigan
Jul 27 2007 8:00P
Radio Radio w/ TIGERCITY and THE HEDRONS Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 28 2007 10:00P
The Note Chicago, Illinois
Jul 31 2007 9:00P
Mojo's w/ TIGERCITY Columbia, Missouri
Aug 1 2007 8:00P
Glassworks w/ TIGERCITY Louisville, Kentucky
Aug 4 2007 3:00P
Lobsterpalooza w/ TIGERCITY Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Aug 7 2007 9:00P
Great Scott w/ TIGERCITY Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 8 2007 9:30P
Jammin' Java w/ TIGERCITY Vienna, Virginia
Aug 10 2007 8:00P
Union Pool Brooklyn, New York

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