Posted in music | tour dates on June 16, 2008

Be Your Own Pet

"By now you probably know the story ... days before the release of their sophomore album Get Awkward (Ecstatic Peace / Universal) Be Your Own Pet were informed by the Universal Records higher ups (ya know, the people in suits in the corner office at the top of the building) that three tracks on the album were too violent for the impressionable ears of Be Your Own Pet fans. The band was given the option of recording the tracks without the offending lyrics or taking them off the album. Not wanting to give up artistic control they chose the latter and thus off the album came\"Becky,\" a song about kicking the ass of your former best friend, the nihilistic\"Black Hole\" and\"Blow Yr Mind\" which is about just that.

XL Recordings (Be Your Own Pet\'s label outside of North Amercia) then entered the picture. The indie had no problem releasing Get Awkward as it was given to them and is only too happy to be putting out this Get Damaged EP so America can finally hear the songs that were banned for being too violent.

Get Damaged is currently available via itunes and will be in-stores on June 24." [official PR]

Be Your Own Pet are playing McCarren Pool with Black Keys and Tapes n Tapes on August 7th. Tickets are still on sale. All tour dates below....

Be Your Own Pet

Be Your Own Pet - 2008 Tour Dates
June 17 -- Vancouver, BC -- Commodore Ballroom
June 18 -- Seattle, WA -- The Showbox
June 19 -- Portland, OR -- Crystal Ballroom
June 20 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Fillmore
June 21 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Wiltern Theatre
9 JULY - Coca-Cola Lakewood Ampitheatre - Atlanta, GA*
10 JULY - Central Florida Fairgrounds - Orlando, FL*
11 JULY - Vinoy Park - St. Petersburg, FL*
12 JULY - Bicentennial Park - Miami, FL*
13 JULY - St.John\'s County Fairgrounds - Elkton, FL*
14 JULY - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Charlotte, NC*
15 JULY - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA*
16 JULY - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD*
17 JULY - Tower Amphitheatre - Cleveland, OH*
18 JULY - Comercia Park - Detroit, MI*
23 JULY - Tweeter Center - Mansfield, MA*
26 JULY - Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY*
29 JULY - Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake - Pittsburgh, PA*
30 JULY - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH*
31 JULY - Verizon Wireless Music Center - Noblesville, IN*
1 AUGUST - Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI*
2 AUGUST - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL*
7 AUGUST - McCarren Park Pool - Brooklyn, NY
8 AUGUST - Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
9 AUGUST - Norva Theater - Norfolk, VA

*= Warped Tour 2008



Comments (9)


Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2008 4:42 PM

is this the same band that's whining about being told they HAVE to play warped tour?


and then rattled off some preconception about how they're all sheep and blind followers - etc..

let's see here.

skinny jeans, check.
ray bans, check.
bright colors, check.

wait a sec.

yeah, here's kettle on line 2 for you!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2008 5:09 PM

Any band on Thurston Moore's label is pre-approved by me

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2008 5:27 PM

"Becky" is their best song ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2008 6:20 PM

i have zero sympathy for these guys for signing with a major label and then complaining about the terms of the deal. i like their music and consider thurston moore a legend but part of getting major label funding and backing is to play by their rules. surely they were aware of the many horror stories of indie bands signing with major labels. welcome to the big leagues! enjoy that advance and STFU.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 10:50 AM

she looks different somehow. is this an old picture?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 11:27 AM

Tapes N Tapes sandwiched between two killer live bands=how long before the audience is asleep?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 4:13 PM

Isn't Universal the label that released the U.S. versions of Amy Winehouse's records? Didn't that label go after some indie record stores for selling import versions of "Frank" before the U.S. version came out? Let's see if they do the same with this import.

Whatever, it's hard for me to get riled up about a band getting crushed under the heel of the man when the band in question is Be Your Own Pet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 4:15 PM

they just broke up an hour ago.

and i didnt even bother to go see em last time they were here.


Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 3:31 PM

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