Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears: Mad Valentines

By Peter Lindblad

Led by a piano-pounding madman with a theatrical flair, Scary and his five-piece band of glam-rock crazies are Queen’s rightful heirs. 

Infectious ’70s pop, a touch of psychedelia and an absurdist lyrical streak are found in this EP’s frenzied, glitter-splattered and brilliantly constructed pop songs — like the vaudevillian escapade “Andromeda’s Eyes.”

Dancing like a marionette controlled by Willy Wonka is the hook-filled “Maria St. Claire,” and “The Garden Eleanor” is pure pop bliss, gleeful, sunny and breezy.

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