Dead Boots
Background information
Also known as
Origin Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Genres Rock, indie rock, alternative rock, garage rock revival, pop rock
Members Adrian Perry
Tony Perry
Ben Tileston
Lou Jannetty
Former members
Years active 2006–present
Labels North Street Records (as TAB the Band)

Professor Vegas Music (as Dead Boots)

Associated acts
Notable Instruments

Dead Boots is an American indie rock band from Duxbury, Massachusetts. The band was formerly known as TAB the Band. Formed in December 2006, the group consisted of brothers Adrian Perry (lead vocals/bass) and Tony Perry (guitar), and Ben Tileston (drums). Adrian and Tony Perry are both sons of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. In August 2008, Lou Jannetty (rhythm guitar) joined the band.


The band has released four full-length albums: Pulling Out Just Enough to Win (Jan. 2008), Long Weekend (Aug. 2008), Zoo Noises (Jan. 2010), and Verónica (July 2013). Rolling Stone described the band as “…they play bluesy, sleazy guitar raunch,” and gave 3.5 stars to Pulling Out Just Enough to Win.

The band has toured the US, UK, and Canada as openers for the likes of Modest Mouse, Jane's Addiction, Slash, Stone Temple Pilots, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Cage the Elephant. Festivals that the band has played include Lollapalooza, SXSW, Mountain Jam, CMJ Music Marathon, Download Festival, and Festival Dete De Quebec. They also headlined a John Varvatos Thursday Night Live event at 315 Bowery, and performed at the Boston Strong concert. And in 2011, Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SIRIUS XM selected their song “Run Away” as the “Coolest Song in the World.” In 2015, the band released three covers: "Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn)," "Da Doo Ron Ron." and "I'm Into Something Good."


  • Tony Perry (guitar)
  • Adrian Perry (vocals, bass)
  • Ben Tileston (drums)
  • Louie Jannetty (guitar)


  • Pulling Out Just Enough to Win LP (January 2008, North Street Records)
  • Long Weekend LP (August 2008, North Street Records)
  • Zoo Noises LP (January 2010, North Street Records)
  • Verónica (July 2013, Professor Vegas Music)

Television, Film, & Other PlacementsEdit

TV and Radio AppearancesEdit

Music VideosEdit

  • She Said No (I Love You)
  • Where She Was on Monday
  • Saturdays (directed by Dave Hill)


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