Be Your Own Pet at The Deaf Institute

On the heels of playing to packed rooms and enthusiastic audiences at SXSW, Nashville’s Be Your Own Pet have dropped a new single, “Hand Grenade,” via Third Man Records. The song marks their first new music since the release of their seminal Get Awkward album (XL Recordings) in 2008 and was written and recorded by the three founding members Jemina Pearl Abegg (vocals), Jonas Stein (Guitar), Nathan Vasquez (bass), and longtime drummer John Eatherly.  Picking up right where they left off and clocking in at just over 3 minutes, “Hand Grenade” is an exuberant return and leaves no question they are the same band that Pitchfork called “vibrantly charismatic” and Rolling Stone labelled “charmingly raw.”

The Tennessee indie rockers are led by Jemina Pearl, after releasing two studio albums, 2006’s Be Your Own Pet and 2008’s Get Awkward, they broke up but have reunited for their third album Mommy which they’re touring at The Deaf Insitute this August.

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