Be Your Own Pet

I hadn’t intended to write a post on the break up of Nashville garage rockers Be Your Own Pet. In fact, I’ve never been able to make it through either of their albums, the self-titled disc or Get Awkward. The reason I’m writing is because I’ve finally enjoyed one of their songs, “Becky”, but if I showed you the video and didn’t mention the break up, I would appear pathetically misinformed, which at times I am, but not this time.

On August 1, the band posted this announcement on their homepage:

To all of our fans, we are sad to bring you the news that our upcoming shows in the UK are going to be our last as a band. We thank you for all your love and support these past few years. It’s been a blast, but the time has come for the four of us to go our separate ways.

For those of you killin’ em in the UK, enjoy the shows. For those of you anywhere else, enjoy this video for “Becky” which wasn’t included on Get Awkward‘s North American release because record execs figured the lyrics were too violent (along with a few other songs). And if there’s anything we’ve learned from Hostel, it’s that violence can be cool. But please kids, play safe.


— , August 14, 2008    4 Comments

I obviously love the Kanye reference. Also love the post.

— Sal, August 14, 2008

ah, who where they’re fans?…besides Nylon,Spin

jon jon, August 20, 2008

I remember them trying to ride the yeah yeah yeahs coattails in the music press, except that fever to tell was actually good.

Daniel, August 21, 2008


— Charlene Sherman, November 12, 2008