Wednesday, March 12, 2008
For those of you who can appreciate a kick-ass frontwoman, I give you Jemina Pearl. The Be Your Own Pet singer reminds me of a younger, slightly less volatile, slightly more spritely Karen O as she shimmies and shakes around on stage. BYOP have a new album coming out this Tuesday which builds upon, but doesn't stray to far from, their garage punk sound. And although they don't necessarily bring anything new to the table, they do bring a refreshing and youthful blast of that old-school punk aesthetic that's sure to get some fists pumping. On the catchy-as-hell "Becky", Jemina cheekily sings of BFF betrayal while BYOP mix 50s girl group verses with some grungy Sonics-style call and response choruses. Moral of the song: do NOT piss off Jemina, or she'll be waiting for you after class with a replacement best friend and some sharp objects.
DOWNLOAD: Be Your Own Pet - Becky
Author's Note: Jemina can out shimmy, out shake, out rock, and out punk that Hayley girl any day of the week. "Hayley" spelled with two "y"s? Who does she think she is? Does Hayley even have her driver's license yet? Jemina's old enough to buy booze. Hey, maybe Jemina can babysit Hayley sometime. Maybe teach her a thing or two.
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