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Thursday, April 03, 2008

BE YOUR OWN PET - Get Awkward! (2008)

DATELINE: NASHVILLE

When I sat down to listen to "Get Awkward," the new album from Nashville's Be Your Own Pet, it occurred to me that I haven't written a damn thing about this great group since May of last year. I will try to remedy that today. The new record - a sophomore effort from this pop-rock-punk bad is a fireball of energy! This one rocks!

BE YOUR OWN PET

One To Watch in '08

In a press release from their label, the band explains the title of the album: Get Awkward: "We called it Get Awkward for a reason," concludes bassist Nathan Vasquez. "There has been some definite awkwardness in learning what being in a band is about." Sounds simple enough - but this particular band has had a wild meteoric rise to fame the last 16 months. Awkward might be an understatement.

Last year, Be Your Own Pet went on tour with England's Arctic Monkeys - and were exposed to many thousands of potential new fans. They appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. And of course, they were the darling of dozens of music blogs like this one. All this will make you grow up fast. (But not too fast - singer Jemina Pearl just turned 20!) This long awaited second album is a must-have for your 2008!



Nice shot of Jemina and Jonas - photog Pete Nema

OLD SCHOOL BYOP:
Be Your Own Pet - Bicycle, Bicycle, You are my Bicycle
This track is one of my all-time guilty pleasures!


BE YOUR OWN PET
Myspace (2008 Tour Dates)

Like BYOP? - Try these Bands:
Theo and the Skyscrapers
Static of the Gods

1 comment:

Jeff said...

No guilty pleasure here, my friend. I love Be Your Own PET and I don't care who knows it. This band rocks.