Burning down the house

Pervis fires up their new CD

While rock stardom is tantalizing, the members of Pervis stay realistic, hoping that the CD will allow them to tour even more and ultimately make a living playing music. Like the women, who have a rock-chick house cleaning service, the other members work jobs that allow travel: Eric does set construction for catalog studios, Les occasionally works as a graphic artist, and Harden works for a scaffold company. "Repair and maintenance on electric traction hoist motors," he says in his almost-indecipherable grumble. The motors "run the swing stages on high-rise buildings," explains Harden. "So they gotta be working right or people are gonna start dying and shit."

"You gotta have staying power," says Les. "Sometimes somebody'll have a big record, and that's it. I'd rather be continuing--just keep working and progress. We're doing something that no one else is, so godammit, it's gotta have some worth somewhere. So we're just gonna keep doing it."

Pervis will perform at a CD release party for NeckOrNothing at the Orbit Room Thursday, December 12.

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