Posted in music | tour dates on August 1, 2008

RIP, Be Your Own Pet (@ Maxwell's by Paul Bachmann)
Be Your Own Pet

BYOP Final Tour!

To all of our fans,

We are sad to bring you the news that our upcoming shows in the UK (dates below) are going to be our last as a band. We thank you for all your love and support these past few years - its been a blast but the time has come for the 4 of us to go our separate ways.

22 August: Reading Festival - Reading, UK
23 August: Leeds Festival - West Yorkshire, UK
25 August: Carling Academy 2 - Liverpool, UK
26 August: Dingwalls - London, UK

So that would kind of explain why Love as Laughter is now listed as opener on the Black Keys McCarren Pool show. Be Your Own Pet were also supposed to play Maxwell's on August 8th (thx all & Pfork).

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Comments (47)

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:02 PM

shocking news.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:06 PM

yeah, that's too bad. not being sarcastic.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:07 PM

goodbye BYOP.

we hardly knew ye.

no really, ...who the hell are they?


OH YEAH
this is the band that whined about "having to play" Warped Tour..

oh gee, playing in a band as your maine role of employment really sucks huh?

would you like to deal with customer calls, excel spread sheets, hundreds of emails?

i'll swap

tough life!!

i guess the wahmbulance finally caught up to them

Posted by really? | August 1, 2008 4:12 PM

finally the hype is *dead* 2006-2008

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:15 PM

Two years too late.

Posted by zik | August 1, 2008 4:16 PM

now we just need care bears on fire, tiny masters of today, and [this i will get shit for] fiasco gone and we won't have to deal with rich little kids who only get record deals and attention because of their parents' connections.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:23 PM

Warped Tour claims another victim

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:26 PM

volcanovolcanovolcano...oops, wrong band...

Posted by qweebaroo! | August 1, 2008 4:30 PM

yeah? you and what army

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:31 PM

Shoulda been you Dan Deacon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:45 PM

want to make liquid explosion inside of singer!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:50 PM

Girl and Talk broke up. zing

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:52 PM

Now whos going to sing the kelly affair

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:10 PM

Wait, so why cancel their remaining US dates and not the UK ones? This makes little sense to me.

I mean, if you were going to still have to play the UK dates (for whatever reason) why not just stuck it up and play the remaining few you have in the states? I mean, at least for the people here that would like to come out and see you one last time (though I have a feeling it's not many of the commenters here).

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:10 PM

i heard the girl is trying out for the velvet revolver singer slot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:19 PM

because the dollar is piss poor compared to the UK Pound...

it's all about the money

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:25 PM

i thought they were really fun. a little cheese, perhaps, but always a good time. i especially enjoyed when ms. pearl slapped the shit outta that dude who tried to kiss her at mercury lounge.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:29 PM

She got a lot less hot after the first record anyway. It was all downhill after they lost that awesome drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:45 PM

Ha. They were cooler (and more talented) than you (and me).

Posted by Eduardo | August 1, 2008 5:59 PM

Anyone hit up the Maxwell's gig (same show as pic above). Talk about trainwrecks...

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:02 PM

you guys are fucking pigs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:04 PM

saw them open for sonic youth in 06 and was bored as shit

Posted by assholio | August 1, 2008 7:25 PM

Good. Another worthless flavor of the day, washed down the drain with the rest of the garbage.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 1, 2008 7:40 PM

That's too bad, Get Awkward was a really good album.

Turbo Fruits are a better band anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 7:56 PM

can we stop caring about love as laughter? everyone cool with that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 8:48 PM

be your own who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 10:22 PM

that's what happens when you suck and are 18


Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 11:38 PM

Man, you guys are negative people. Be Your Own Pet write catchy pop songs, what's wrong with that?

Posted by Nick | August 2, 2008 1:15 AM

I wasnt being ironic I liked them a lot, saw them three times and each time they delivered the good. Coachella 2006 they were prob my second favorite on the weekend, behind YYY's set, then the show at Southpaw, and last year at BAM.

I kind of dont get it why this happened. Maybe some kind of personal situation / fight. If you remember that Southpaw show in 2006, Jamina was really pissed over something that night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 2:24 AM

jemina pearl is a huge bitch. she's the reason the band is breaking up. the other members all hate her because shes a cokehead who's too busy fucking alex turner (while she has a boyfriend) to concentrate on their music.

pretty great band though. sad to see them go

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 8:15 AM

Fine, I would rather see Love as Laughter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 9:57 AM

also if you guys remember they delivered a pretty much legendary set at Lolla in 2006, Jamina threw up at one point from heat and dehydration, but kept on singing. If I remember right Pareles over at NY Times called it best sets of the weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 11:09 AM

"Jamina threw up at one point from heat and dehydration, but kept on singing. "

that = great set for me.


more barfing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 11:59 AM

here it is, Jon Pareles: "Be Your Own Pet is the three-piece Nashville band, barely out of high school, that has rediscovered the joys of hardcore's drive and yelp, coupled with the alternating wail and pout of its lead singer, Jemina Pearl. She was always shaking something — head, shoulders, knees, hips — as she belted out her songs, and the early morning set and noonday sun caught up with her. In true punk fashion, she threw up, then rinsed her mouth and jumped around through two more songs in what was a long set for this band: a full half-hour."

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/arts/music/lollapalooza2006-journal.html?scp=1&sq=lollapalooza%202006&st=cse

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:32 PM

that first album was pretty tight. the latest one...not so good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:03 PM

jemina's gonna be better as a solo act anyway. especially over at my place. i'll let her use my body as a PA system.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 1:17 PM

Good Riddance

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 3:39 PM

saw these dudes other band Turbo Fruits last night in Chi town. They were pretty good. They played with a band called Radical Sons that were fun also. I only caught part of their set though.

Posted by jay | August 2, 2008 6:56 PM

Saw them open up for Arctic Monkeys at Hammerstein, they were shit then and they're shit now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 9:11 PM

arctic monkeys? give me a fucking break. byop was way better than arctic monkeys.

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

oh my god she threw up and kept singing, what a feat.

let's see her do it without daddy's trust fund and i'll be fucking impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2008 2:54 AM

I LOVE BARF!

Posted by THEMIGHTYHANDFUL | August 3, 2008 12:50 PM

they rocked my socks off when they opened for q and not u in asbury park. that was a great show, brooklyn losers not invited.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2008 1:49 PM

BYOP and Mary Timony rocked when they opened up for Q & not U!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2008 9:50 AM

everybody who is dissing is just the whiny bitch going from blog to blog just to bitch, BITCH, BITCH. if you dont like the music then dont fucking listen to it you moron. show some fuckin respect. BYOP is a cool band, and though there last album was not as solid as the first (and by the way this was not the drummers fault as mentioned previously. Jon is a SICK drummer and if you dont believe me check out the Turbo Fruits), they are fucking playing music and having a good time with it. Yeah maybe their parents helped them out a little, but shitty bad-sounding bands don't simply have the ability to play big shows and these guys do. so obviously you idiots who are complaining about their parents paying the bands' way through their career probably had crack-head parents yourselves and now are pissed that you work in a small cubicle and use these blogs as your escape to some type of weird fantasy/grudge that you are still holding even though you are 35.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 10:38 PM

Anyone hit up the Maxwell's gig (same show as pic above). Talk about trainwrecks...

Posted by Dehydration | March 26, 2010 10:38 AM

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