Jemina Pearl


Jemina Pearl
Break It Up
Ecstatic Peace!
ADDS 8/25/09

"Following the dissolution of garage rockers Be Your Own Pet , frontwoman and all-around Nashvillain Jemina Pearl struck out north for Brooklyn. As she settled into her new digs, she began working with producer John Agnello to record some tracks. The fruits of those sessions (which include a duet with Iggy Pop) blossomed into her forthcoming debut solo album Break It Up, now slated for an Oct. 6 release on Universal. Naturally, there's gonna be a tour to promote this sucker. Pearl has joined forces with blog sweethearts Islands for a North American tour from mid-October to early November." - PASTE

"Jemina Pearl (Ex-Be Your Own Pet) Duets With Iggy Pop on Solo LP. Thurston Moore, David Sitek also guest. In a Pitchfork interview from earlier this year, shit-kicking former Be Your Own Pet singer Jemina Pearl told us she was the last to find out about her band's 2008 split. "I'll probably talk about [the breakup] eventually, but right now it's too fresh," she said. With her debut solo album ready for release October 6 on Universal/Ecstatic Peace, it seems like she's ready to talk. The LP is called Break It Up and it has 13 tracks including first single "I Hate People", which is a dream duet with Pearl's punk grandpa, Iggy Pop. That guy sure knows how to pick his take-no-prisoners female singing partners. You can hear "I Hate People" after the jump. Break It Up was produced by John Agnello (The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth) and features fellow ex-BYOP-er John Eatherly. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and TV on the Radio's David Sitek also guest on the album. This fall, Pearl hits the road with Islands." - PITCHFORK

RIYL: Blondie, Joan Jett, Damone, Be Your Own Pet
TRY: #1, 3, 5 (feat. Iggy Pop)
DIRTY: #9, 10, 11

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