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- Posted on Mar 25th 2010 2:00PM by Dan Reilly
"Our goal is to get taken seriously in the sense that we're doing this because we love playing music and playing in a band, not because we feel we're owed something or it's better than having a real job," Adrian -- who balances his music with a full-time career as a lawyer -- tells Spinner. "That's why we don't really push that angle."
With three albums under their belt -- including the recently-released 'Zoo Noises -- and touring stints with bands like Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dinosaur Jr., the four-piece rock band has certainly achieved plenty on their own. Still, that's not to say the younger Perrys don't get some help from their father.
"He's got some useful tips every now and then and you'd be stupid not to listen -- that sort of stuff that comes from someone who's been on the road for 30, 35 years and has played from the biggest stages to the smallest," Adrian says. "It's really more the business stuff, like just keeping an eye on what promoters are doing and ways to make playing shows easier when you're traveling. Growing up in that context, just knowing the nuts and bolts of the industry, is eye-opening."
While the brothers don't make a big deal out of their heritage, Adrian says he wouldn't go so far as to change his name. "It certainly crossed my mind. I don't know if Tony ever thought about it but it seemed a little ridiculous to go that far," he says. "First off, people are going to find out anyway. That's been my experience, because I certainly never walked around broadcasting it and people always just managed to find out. It's not like your dad's the president. He's a guitar player. I don't take myself that seriously. At the end of the day, you're going to make it on your own merits."
'Zoo Noises' is available now, and you can download a free MP3 of the track 'She Said No (I Love You),' exclusively from Spinner.