Review : Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
LostatseaThe manifesto of Be Your Own Pet's first album went, "I'm an independent motherfucker/ and I'm here to take your money/ I'm wicked rad and I'm here/ to steal away your virginity." Their new one's manages the not-so-simple feat of actually being more childish: "Crash a six-year-old's birthday party/ smash cake in her face and make her grab for mommy/ Stand your fucking ground!" Sinking to a new level of immaturity on your second album is a rarity to be celebrated in a day when "indie-rock" means "600-piece orchestra."...full text
AdequacyIt's hard to know what to expect when going into Be Your Own Pet's new album, Get Awkward. I wasn't expecting them to all of a sudden pull out an acoustic or turn into an avant-garde group - I didn't expect them to change at all to tell the truth. I was wrong, they didn't make any mind blowing changes, but they tweaked and perfected. They still have a ton of fun, a few of the songs have intros or outros that are just hilarious or insane. I would not be surprised to find that recording in the studio with them is quite the Rock n' Roll experience....full text
RollingstoneBe Your Own Pet's young hellion Jemina Pearl has a new tattoo on her biceps: the girl from Friday the Thirteenth with a bloody hatchet in her forehead. Obviously, you do not mess with Pearl — and BYOP's riotously excellent Get Awkward is packed with reasons to cross the street when you see her coming. As on Be Your Own Pet's 2006 full-length debut, these Nashville skate-punk kids go for noisy hardcore blasts in the mode of Black Flag, SS Decontrol and the Germs....full text
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