Be Your Own Pet

Summer Sensation

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It's difficult not to be taken with Be Your Own Pet; they play an immediately appealing brand of youthful, unhinged punk-pop that takes tips from the Buzzcocks and Blondie, as well as both low-fi DIY bands and contemporary noise-rock acts like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. As the five tracks on their 2006 SUMMER SENSATION EP (released on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label) demonstrate, the band, comprised of four teenage high-school friends, specializes in two-minute blasts of manic rock-&-roll energy that are reckless, uplifting, dirty, and beautiful. The vocals of frontwoman Jemina Pearl give the whole EP a sweet bite and a hooligan's vibe that will help keep it in any rock fan's disc player straight through the summer to the first day of school.

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