October 17, 2017 in Tour

Full-Band Fall Dates Added

10.20.17 – The Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ – 7:30p – All Ages – TICKETS w/ The Successful Failures

10.23.16 – The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ – 8:00p – All Ages – FREE w/ Fun While You Wait

11.04.16 – The Vault at Victor Records, Berlin, NJ – 7:30p – All Ages – $10 – As part of the International Pop Overthrow Festival

September 13, 2017 in News, Releases, Uncategorized

Brian to Appear on Matt Cook Album


Erickson (left) and Cook (right) post after a show in Belmar, NJ. Photo by Alice Magdziak.

For the past six months, Brian Erickson has been moonlighting as the bassist in Jersey shore songwriter Matt Cook’s piano rock trio. And it has now been announced that he’ll be appearing as a backing vocalist on his next album, Girasole.

As The Paper Jets continue chipping away at their forthcoming full-length, Erickson has become a surprisingly-busy sideman. In addition to touring with Cook, he has played with New Brunswick punk rock quintet Finding Feebas (and is rumored to be producing their debut EP), and has recently appeared on stage with Jesse Elliot whose album he produced in 2015.

Girasole is due out by December 2017. In the meantime, check out some of Matt Cook’s previous records via Bandcamp.

September 5, 2017 in Tour

Brian Solo Fall Dates Added

09.07.17 – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 7p – FREE w/ Joe Galuppo

09.16.17 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE w/ The May Darlings, Dave Mooney, and Justin Pope

09.23.17 – Springfield Elk’s Lodge – Springfield, NJ – 2p – $25 adults/$8 children w/ The Vaughns

09.27.17 – Celtic Cottage Pub – Long Branch, NJ – 8:30p – FREE w/ Aunt D & the Boys

09.29.17 – The Asbury Hotel – Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – FREE w/ Jesse Elliot

10.08.17 – Noise in the Attic – Inkwell Coffee House, Long Branch, NJ – 8p – $5.00 w/ Jesse Elliot and Matt Cook

10.21.17 – Asbury Park Porchfest – 513 3rd Ave, Asbury Park, NJ – FREE

12.09.17 – The Chubby Pickle – Highlands, NJ – 8p – Free w/ Jesse Elliot and Matt Cook

August 4, 2017 in News, Releases

Dust of Days Album Now Available

Frank Lettieri’s new album Analog Mind Bender – released under his Dust of Days moniker – is now available everywhere. Check it out on BandCamp!


July 20, 2017 in News, Releases

Dust of Days Announces Track-Listing, Credits, and Pre-Order

a0411847425_10Dust of Days, Frank Lettieri Jr’s solo project has announced an exclusive pre-order via its Bandcamp page. For only $3.99 you get the title track immediately (streamable via the Bandcamp app) with the rest of the album to follow on its August 4th release date.

The album was tracked at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota (where legendary LP’s like Rid of MeIn Utero, and Hollywood Town Hall were recorded) and mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.




1. Analog Mind Bender

2. Aurora

3. Mustang

4. Heavy

5. Little Angel

6. My Dear

7. The Circus

8. Death Vibrations

9. Gamma Ray

10. Porcelain

11. The Shore

12. Ghosts


Dust of Days are:

Frank Lettieri Jr – vocals, drums, producer, engineer, mixing

James Harold McGee – lead guitar, piano

Mark Lettieri – guitar, producer

Scott Silvester – bass

Michael James Virok – guitar

Dana Pizzuti Marchioni – violin (on “The Shore”)


Recorded and Engineered by Nick Tveitbakk at Pachyderm Recording Studios, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

Photos by Chelsea Conte, Mike Virok, and Mark Lettieri

Art Design by Frank Lettieri Jr.