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Jemina Pearl… be your own solo artist

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    If the name Jemina Pearl sounds familiar, that’s because it is. She was the frontwoman of the now-defunct rock band known as Be Your Own Pet. Key words: was and defunct.

    Nearly a year after her old band announced its breakup, Pearl has returned with plans for her newest endeavors. And like most others these days, those plans include a solo album and a tour to boot.

    On October 6th, the Brooklyn musician will release her solo debut and based on the title, Break It Up, and first single, “I Hate People”, we’re guessing the events of the last year have found their way into the 13-track effort. That as well as the production talents of John Agnello (The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth) and the guest vocal work of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, TV on the Radio’s David Site, and Iggy Pop.

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    A stream of the aforementioned Iggy Pop-featuring single (via Pitchfork) and a listing of the tour dates — she’ll be touring with Islands — can both be found below.

    Check Out:
    “I Hate People”

    Break It Up Tracklist:
    01. Heartbeats
    02. After Hours
    03. Ecstatic Appeal
    04. Band on the Run
    05. I Hate People (feat. Iggy Pop)
    06. Looking For Trouble
    07. Retrograde
    08. Nashville Shores
    09. No Good
    10. D Is for Danger
    11. Selfish Heart
    12. Undesirable
    13. So Sick

    Jemina Pearl 2009 Tour Dates:
    10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
    10/18 – Missoula, MT @ Badlander *
    10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
    10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre *
    10/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthrone Theatre *
    10/22 – Davis, CA @ Oddfellows Lodge *
    10/23 – Berkley, CA @ Lower Sproul Plaza *
    10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
    10/24 – W. Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour *
    10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room *
    10/27 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
    10/28 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *
    10/29 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe *
    10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe *
    10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Lenny’s Bar *
    11/01 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House *
    11/02 – Baltimore, MD @ G-Spot *
    11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
    11/04 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
    11/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

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    * = w/ Islands

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