Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Struck grew up in Northern New Jersey, cutting his teeth in various punk and hardcore bands through his teen years and early 20s. Over time, varied musical interests influenced him to write songs deemed unfit for such an abrasive format. The songs blended musical elements of pop, emo revival, and folk, while still propagating the confrontational lyrical spirit of punk and hardcore. Reluctant to coin himself as a solo artist, Scary Hours was conceptualized with the intent of writing stripped down acoustic songs that could feature a revolving door of guest musicians either live or in future studio releases. Scary Hours found its home with New Jersey label Pyrrhic Victory Recordings when several self-produced “demos” were sent to the label. The PVR team felt the recordings candidly seized the true spirit of the songs, thus plans for a release were quickly hashed out. “Live to Serve/Serve to Live” was released with a warm critical response, making Jack Rabid’s Big Takeover “Best of 2018” list.
The Pyrrhic Victory team spent the end of 2018 and early 2019 working through the final recording process for Scary Hours’ first full-length record, entitled “Live to Serve.” The record will be released early Spring 2019 including a new version of the original single/title-track, the album boasts 9 other tracks of punk-spirited acoustic pop.