The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:
The Perfects - Ric Peters (vocalist)
Download their album, Future Automatic, for free here.
1. How did you get your band name?
I had written a bunch of possible names down and The Perfects stood out.
2. How did this band get started?
After taking a hiatus from music for a couple years I had the itch to get back in and was inspired again to make music.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
The Cure, New Order, Duran Duran, NIN, The Smiths. Pretty much most of the indie stuff from the 80s and New Wave.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
The Cure because they are awesome.
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
A fox. Why that animal? Face_Mischief
6. Why should people listen to your band?
Hopefully because they have good taste.
7. If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock Band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
I'd say End Of Us and not too hard on expert since I don't write really difficult guitar parts but vocally it could be challenging.
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
My dog Zuna would be the first on that list
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
I'd bring it all back to vinyl as the industry standard because, well vinyl just sounds better then a download
10. Memorable tour experience?
When we did a small show in Philly, the guys from Julian K were in town and stopped by to check out the show which was unexpected. Very nice guys.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
Awesome community for music and great support for unsigned or DIY bands.
12. What is your favorite song to play?
New Life. I love singing that song.
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
Tough question but I will go for Cedar Point only because I love roller coasters.
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Anything from the 80s
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
To be invisible because sometimes it's better just not to be seen.
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
In the sense that we are all DIY and don't have to rely on a label I'd say yes but are we paying the bills yet? Nope.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
I am a huge Star Trek nerd.
18. What's your favorite holiday?
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
If I told you they would not be hidden.