Born in 2009 and hailing from New Jersey, alt-rock band Dust of Days was founded by drummer and songwriter Frank Lettieri Jr. as musical therapy for himself. They released their first album Thorns and Grace(2012) and followed it up with the EP Ethers and Embers(2013). Over the course of the next two years the band toured both in the US and Canada.
In 2015, mourning the passing of his grandfather Frank Lettieri Jr. began writing a new album entitled Analog Mind Bender(2017). Enlisting the help of his brother and co-producer Mark Lettieri, Analog Mind Bender lyrically touches on themes of love, suffering, death, domestic abuse, injustice, and the afterlife.
With guitar wizards Jim McGee and Mike Virok, along with bassman Scott Silvester joining the band, they set a course for the frozen tundra of Minnesota in February of 2016.
Arriving at the famous Pachyderm Recording Studios(Nirvana, Live) 23 years to the day that Nirvana began recording In-Utero there, the band spent 3 days recording with engineer Nick Tveitbakk. After mixing was complete, the record was mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig(Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie) at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine.