Scary Hours was originally a songwriting/solo project for Ryan Struck, a New Jersey musician/multi-instrumentalist who spent much of his life playing in punk and hardcore bands. The project’s first single “Live to Serve/Serve to Live” was released via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings and received a warm critical response, making Jack Rabid’s Big Takeover “Best of 2018” list. The folk/punk LP “Live to Serve” was released in early 2019, getting great reviews from the likes of Ghettoblaster, Vinyl District, Big Takeover and others.
In May 2020, Scary Hours returned with the single "Bullet Fairy", a scathing rebuttal of right-wing political policy and police brutality. Here, Struck showed his diversity, as he returned to his punk and hardcore roots, perceived as a better medium for addressing political and social content. November 2020 brought a joint release between Pyrrhic Victory and UK’s Engineer Records, “Margins” – an 8-song blistering hardcore punk attack that is full of anger, intensity, awareness, and articulation. Jersey Beat shared: “The desperation of the times detailed is heard in the pained nature of Struck’s vocals and the eight songs on Margins truly are a soundtrack for the angst and fear that will continue to infest the country.” The single “Cost of Living” was featured on Rebel Noise’s top 20 of 2020 list.
On June 25th 2021, Scary Hours will be releasing their new single and video “Precision Grooming” through their home at Pyrrhic Victory. The band’s new full lineup offers up fresh flavors of thrash, beatdown, and melodic hardcore with Struck’s trademark vocal ferocity regarding a justice system in desperate need of reform. The single will be pressed onto 7” lathe cuts with an exclusive b-side “Tiny Tragedies.”