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DAFFY’S ELIXIR is the upcoming record by Brooklyn based band Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears.

DAFFY’S ELIXIR: the new record by Brooklyn based band Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears.

Howdy! Well, it’s been too long since the last Bryan Scary full-length, hasn’t it? That was called FLIGHT OF THE KNIFE, and it was the sum of our lives for two years.

But we have a new album written, and we are certain it’s our best yet. DAFFY’S ELIXIR is a Western set during the Industrial Revolution, with an assorted cast of bandits, con men, hucksters, phonies, and all-around bad fellas. There’s an evil landlord, a cross-dressing disciple of Billy The Kid, and the Red Baron of Arizona. There are cow-gal robots, spurned lovers, mad miners, rotten newspapermen, and lots and lots of Diamonds.

Bryan has completed 16 demos, and the band has already composed and transcribed nearly the entire album. We included a sample from Bryan’s demos on this page. Just click on the UPDATES tab at the top of the page.

We’ll be working with producer Bryce Goggin (The Apples in Stereo, Pavement, Spacehog). Bryce’s studio is located next door to Bryan’s loft apartment, and the band’s rehearsal space/studio. Bryce produced a track from our recently released EP, which you can hear at the update page as well (that track is called “THE RED UMBRELLA”).

Multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi will be onboard as a sixth member of the group, adding horns, strings, vibes, and Spaghetti Westernisms. You can check out some of Giulio's insane one-man-band videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/giuliocarmassi and learn more about him at: http://www.giuliocarmassi.com

Making this record will not be cheap - and will ultimately cost way more than our goal. We obviously want it to sound better than anything we've yet released.

So think of it this way: you are really just ordering a super-advance copy of our new record, while simultaneously giving life to that record.

Thank you so much for you support.

LOVE BSST: BRYAN SCARY, GRAHAM NORWOOD, MIKE ACREMAN, DAVID OSTREM, PAUL AMORESE

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    A digital copy of the finished record. Also, a digital copy of our newest EP, "MAD VALENTINES."

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    A signed copy of the finished 'DAFFY'S ELIXIR" album and your name in the album credits. Also, a signed copy of the bands' latest EP, "MAD VALENTINES."

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    A signed copy of the band's latest EP "MAD VALENTINES," a T-Shirt, a signed copy of the finished DAFFY'S ELIXIR album, and your name in the album credits

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    A Sampler of Bryan's Demos for DAFFY'S ELIXIR, a signed copy of the band's latest EP "MAD VALENTINES," a T-Shirt, a signed copy of the finished DAFFY'S ELIXIR album, and your name in the album credits

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    ALL THE $100 REWARDS...plus... Signed Copies of all the bands' albums, all 16 DAFFY'S ELIXIR Demos, and we'll add you to our guest-lists with a +1 for an entire year of shows. Also, at an agreed upon upcoming show, we'll let you make the set list and send it to us. And we'll dedicate that evening's set to you.

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    ALL OF THE $500 REWARDS....plus... -We'll write a song about you and send it to you

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    ALL OF THE $1000 REWARDS....plus... We'll play a private show for you ANYWHERE within a 10 hour driving radius of NYC. For example, the show can be in your living room, bathroom, mouth etc. (you'd need to provide the science to allow for that last option). Also, we will dedicate our record to you.

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