This is the real definition of electric rock, with no elements of pop, electronica or hip hop. Forget about singalong choruses and a digitalized sound that will suit family-friendly tv shows. No, the 5-piece group Dust of Days from New Jersey dream of the days when rock was dangerous with their blend of grunge and 90´s rock.
Their second full length "Analog mind bender" is the first time I get to hear about this band and I like what I hear, Dust of Days won´t take the fast lane to mainstream success but instead focus on the artistic side of the music where the fans will be more loyal to the music than just caring about hits and trends.
Founded by drummer, songwriter and vocalist Frank Lettieri Jr in 2009, the band released their debut "Thorns and Grace" in 2012 that was followed by the EP "Ethers and Embers" in 2013.
The music on "Analog mind bender" bring thoughts to bands like Zwan, Pearl Jam and Tin Machine. Except for the track "Aurora" that sounds like Lou Reed meets The Cult.
My favorite tracks are the non-commercial "Mustang" and the piano-driven "The shore", two different tracks from an album that feels different in these pop-oriented times.