Be Your Own Pet Debut “Big Trouble”

Be Your Own Pet Debut "Big Trouble." The track is off the Nashville band's forthcoming album Momma, available August 25th via Third Man
Be Your Own Pet photo by Kirt Barnett

Be Your Own Pet will release their Mommy, on August 25th via Third Man Records. Ahead of the Lp’s arrival, the band have shared new single, “Big Trouble.” The song is a siren-laden jam where front-woman Jemina Pearl insists on her own emotions and reality. “I live in a country that has taken away the basic human right to an abortion and then has the audacity to ask ‘why are you so angry?,’” says Pearl. “‘Big Trouble’ is about how the daily injustices are all connected to the overarching societal issues of living in a patriarchy.”

Mommy 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.”

Be Your Own Pet 2023 Tour Dates

8/20 – Broadcast – Glasgow, FC
8/22 – The Key Club – Leeds, UK
8/23 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
8/24 – Concord 2 – Brighton, UK
8/26 – All Points East – London, UK
8/27 – Rock en Seine – Paris, FR
8/29 – Rough Trade East – London, UK
8/30 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
8/31 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
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 Momma by Be Your Own Pet HERE


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