June 5, 2017 in Tour

Brian Announces Summer Solo Dates

While the band continues to wrap up production of its next album, Brian has added several solo dates to keep the seat warm in the meantime.

06.10.17 – Transparent Clinch Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ – 1p – FREE

06.17.17 – John & Peter’s, New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE

06.23.17 – The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – FREE

07.08.17 – Roxy & Dukes, Dunellen, NJ – 1p – $10.00

07.08.17 – Hansil’s, Oakland, NJ – 8p – FREE

07.10.17 – Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ – 7p – FREE

07.27.17 – The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – $5.00

08.03.17 – The Chubby Pickle, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – FREE

June 5, 2017 in News

Kristen Leu Joins Brian on Stage

18839206_10155173987366125_5746194349352287684_nOn Thursday June 1st, Brian Erickson was joined on stage by former Paper Jet Kristen Leu for the first time in seven years! Brian was tapped to lead an ensemble of area musicians in a front-to-back performance of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt Pepper album in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Leu joined the group on piano and vocals.

Leu was a member of The Paper Jets from 2009 – 2010, joining the group shortly after their first album Face Forward came out. She appears on the band’s now out-of-print Bored In Town concert film but never made it onto a studio recording.

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May 2, 2017 in Tour, Video

WATCH: Brian’s Recent TV Interview

B_interviewOn May 1st, 2017, Brian made a live TV appearance on One More With Danny Coleman. The hour-long program saw Brian weigh in on myriad items including tours, musical origins, measuring success, Stevie Nicks, and pastries. The interview is capped off by a performance of the songs “Charlie It Can’t Be Done,” “Kiss Arcana,” and Tim Ryan’s “Jo Don’t Let Me.” WATCH IT HERE

March 17, 2017 in Releases

Surprise! Frank to Drop a Solo Record

frank_hatOur drummer Frank Lettieri Jr recently took to Facebook to announce the release of Analog Mind Bender, his first full-length in five years! The LP will be credited to Dust of Days, the moniker under which Lettieri has been writing, performing, and releasing music for over a decade.

The album was recorded at Pachyderm Studios (where In Utero was famously captured) and mastered by Bob Ludwig. It features former touring Paper Jet Jim McGee (who spent the first half of 2012 with the band) and will be released by frequent collaborator Jeff Fiedler’s Aqualung Records on Friday August 4, 2017.

February 24, 2017 in Tour

Spring Shows Announced

Welcome to 2017! While we kicked our touring year off in low-key fashion with an unplugged set at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the full-band fun starts in April! Expect plenty more shows to be added to the calendar.

03.02.17 – Maxfields – Boonton, NJ – 7p – Brian solo (w/ Renee Maskin, Rothenbeck, and Zach Russack)

03.11.17 – Stay Gold – Belmar, NJ – 7p – Brian solo (w/ Matt Cook)

03.23.17 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 9p – Brian solo (w/ Renee Maskin & Justin Pope)

04.07.17 – Krogh’s Bar – Sparta, NJ – 8p – Brian solo (w/ Longlife)

04.09.17 – PA-NJ Radio – Lambertville, NJ – 7p – Brian solo radio interview & performance

04.15.17 – WESS-FM – E Stroudsburg, PA – 1p – Brian solo radio interview & performance

04.15.17 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE ADMISSION (w/ Rothenbeck, Lowlight, The Vaughns, & Jesse Elliot and the Falconaires)

04.21.17 – Roxy & Dukes – Dunellen, NJ – 8p – $15 Admission – 21+ (w/ Yawn Mower, Black Flamingoes & Lowlight)