Jemina Pearl Ready To "Break It Up" With Album, Tour

posted August 27, 2009

Jemina Pearl Ready To "Break It Up" With Album, Tour

Former Be Your Own Pet punk-rocking frontwoman is keeping herself quite busy these days. Jemina Pearl isn't only releasing her solo debut on October 6th, but she'll be touring the US (with Islands) and filming a music video.

Nashville native and NYC (Brooklyn) resident Jemina Pearl is poised to release her debut album -- "Break It Up" -- on Universal/Ecstatic Peace. Pearl's name is most likely one you know from her days with the critically acclaimed and adored Be Your Own Pet. Following their break-up Pearl packed up her belongings - clothes, guitar, hair dye - and headed north.

This past year saw Pearl acclimating herself to the NYC scene, writing songs and more recently teaming up with producer John Agnello to record tracks for what is now "Break It Up." While Pearl has not lost any of the attitude that compelled the Paste to call her "terrifically bratty" and Rolling Stone to warn/observe, "obviously you do not mess with Pearl" her defiant snear is now complimented with pop melodies that make it clear hers is a voice to be reckoned with.

Jemina Pearl - 2009 Tour Dates

  • 8/27 J&R Music World (City Hall), Manhattan NY
  • 9/15 Southpaw, Brooklyn NY
  • 9/19 Pianos, Manhattan NY
  • 10/7 The Brillobox, Pittsburgh PA
  • 10/9 The Summit, Columbus OH
  • 10/10 Exit/In, Nashville TN
  • 10/12 Southgate House, Newport KY
  • 10/13 Beachland Tavern, Cleveland OH
  • 10/14 Majestic Café, Detroit MI

Islands & Jemina Pearl - 2009 Tour Dates

  • 10/15 Subterranean, Chicago IL
  • 10/18 The Palace Lounge, Missoula MT
  • 10/19 Chop Suey, Seattle WA
  • 10/20 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC
  • 10/21 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland OR
  • 10/22 The Odd Fellows Lodge, Davis CA
  • 10/23 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
  • 10/25 Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ
  • 10/27 Mohawk, Austin TX
  • 10/28 Rubber Gloves, Denton TX
  • 10/29 Hi Tone Café, Menphis TN
  • 10/30 Bottletree Café, Birmingham AL
  • 10/31 Lenny's Bar, Atlanta GA
  • 11/1 Duke Coffee House, Durham NC
  • 11/2 G-Spot, Baltimore MD
  • 11/3 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA
  • 11/4 Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA
  • 11/5 Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan NY

At the September 15th show, she's opening for The Zeros who are also playing Maxwell's one day earlier.