Bryan Scary tells fantastic tales. His art-pop songs may paint him as a schizophrenic musical oddball, but the eccentricities are hardly frivolous. They stem from a carefully tailored vision, an ambitious and well-honed mutation of the rock and roll storytelling tradition. Bryan Scary is himself a story years in the making.
Scary’s newest album DAFFY’S ELIXIR, 2 years in the making, will be released on Paper Garden Records in April 2012. To fund the record, Scary launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $16,000 in fan donations (and that during the earliest epoch of the now established website). The album was recorded throughout 2010 in a variety of studios with a revolving door of engineers and instrumentalists. The completed DAFFY’S ELIXIR is an epic double album featuring cons, quacks, cow-gal robots, spurned lovers, villains and bandits, all set in the Old West. Euro-centric art-pop meets Spaghetti-Westernisms and old-timey yarn spinning, a unique stew congealed by Scary’s most ambitious musical arrangements yet. With an expanded 9 piece lineup, and a boatload of fresh material, the new and improved Bryan Scary will be crashing into living rooms and stealing eardrums throughout 2012 (and beyond).
TAB the Band
"…they play bluesy, sleazy, guitar raunch…" - ROLLING STONE.
A rock & roll band with an enduring fondness for pure pop and a wicked, sly sense of humor, TAB the Band defy easy categorization. They may love the Beatles and Cheap Trick as much as T-Rex and the Rolling Stones, but TAB aren’t classic rockers; they’re a vibrant, contemporary band that blends the vigor of punk, the might of arena rock and the melodicism of power-pop, earning the admiration of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse, Stone Temple Pilots, Slash, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, alt-rock stalwarts who requested TAB The Band as their opening act. TAB the Band has also played alongside the likes of Cage the Elephant, Art Brut, and others.
TAB the Band has been featured by MTV's Jersey Shore, HBO's Entourage, the MLB2K11 video game, and at major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Mountain Jam, Hyde Park Festival, Download Festival, SXSW and CMJ.
TAB the Band’s full range can be heard on Zoo Noises (released Jan 2010), a freewheeling, all-encompassing carnival ride, fueled by such intoxicating singles as the percussive “She Said No (I Love You)” and the breakneck hooks of “Bought and Sold.”
Ward White is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The New Yorker said, "Ward White sports a sweet, high tenor whose hints of fragility are just a ploy: when he goes after the dramatic top notes, he nails them... soaring, lyrical pop." His latest album, Done With The Talking Cure, was named as one of the best records of 2011 in MAGNET Magazine's Year In Music issue. Ward is also one half of the chamber pop duo, McGinty & White, whose debut album received accolades from The New Yorker and New York Press, naming it one of the five best albums of 2009 (-JR Taylor). M&W recently premiered their tribute to Jimmy Webb (McGinty & White Sing Webb) at Joe's Pub.
Description: DJ Treetop of The Total Mind fame (w/ DJ Shinobi), brings a mind-melding mastery of musical genres to the table(s). Dance, listen, feel. Expanding sound.