Be Your Own Pet Announce ‘Mommy’ LP

Be Your Own Pet Announce new album Mommy
Be Your Own Pet Announce new album Mommy

Be Your Own Pet have announced its new album, Mommy, will drop on August 25th via Third Man Records. The album was written and recorded by the three founding members Jemina Pearl Abegg (vox), Jonas Stein (guitar), Nathan Vasquez (bass), and longtime drummer John Eatherly. “For better or worse, we all were slapped in the face that it wasn’t as easy on our own,” Stein says of their hiatus. “We were all moderately successful, but nobody found that Be Your Own Pet chemistry.” The bond returned the very first day the band stepped back into rehearsal, which is also when they began writing the new album. And while Pearl had previously fitted lyrics into the others’ songs, this time she brought her own song ideas into the writing room for Mommy. “Mommy is the bitch in charge, the one in control,” Pearl says. “It’s a reclamation of myself.” Bolstering the group’s patented garage punk ferocity with matured songwriting, inspired musicianship, and a fervor to claim their space and define their future, Mommy signals a much-anticipated reunion of one of the most iconic bands from the ‘00s.

2023 marks the return to both the stage and airwaves for the band, after nearly 15 years apart. Following a whirlwind two-year career in the late 00’s that saw the four teenagers release two records (via Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace in the US and XL Recordings in the UK), become magazine cover stars, and play to ravenous sold-out crowds around the world, it became clear that the flame burned too quickly and they needed to call it quits. Now, a decade and a half later, the band haven’t skipped a beat, as evidenced by shows supporting Jack White, and numeous shows at SXSW 2023

Be Your Own Pet celebrate the announcement of Mommy by sharing lead single “Worship The Whip,” which plays out like an explicit, leather-clad dom evolution of “Whip It. “‘Worship The Whip’ is about the right wing authoritarian personality,” explains Pearl. “Aggressive and domineering to people who don’t think like them, while at heart being a submissive to the authority figures who use and abuse them.” “Worship The Whip” was directed by Jordan William and shot by Ben Chappell.

Be Your Own Pet
Third Man Records

1. Worship The Whip
2. Goodtime!
3. Erotomania
4. Bad Mood Rising
5. Never Again
6. Pleasure Seeker
7. Rubberist
8. Big Trouble
9. Hand Grenade
10. Drive
11. Teenage Heaven

Be Your Own Pet 2023 Tour Dates

6/3 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
6/5 – Third Man – London, UK *SOLD OUT *
6/6 – The Moth Club – London, UK * SOLD OUT *
6/7 – The Moth Club – London, UK *SOLD OUT *
6/10 – Primavera Sound – Madrid, Spain
9/16 – Third Man Records Blue Room – Nashville, TN
10/18 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
10/19 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
10/21 – Elsewhere Hall – Brooklyn, NY
10/22 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
10/23 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
10/24 – Third Man Records – Detroit, MI
10/25 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
10/27 – The Back Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee, WI
10/29 – Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/8 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
11/9 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
11/11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
11/12 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
11/14- Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
11/16 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
11/17- Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/18 – The Pearl – Vancouver, BC

Pre-order Mommy by Be Your Own Pet HERE


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