Thursday, July 27, 2023

Be Your Own Pet - "Big Trouble"

Photo by Kirt Barnett

Nashville punks Be Your Own Pet continue their epic comeback with their latest single. Taking fifteen years off has done wonders for the band, and "Big Trouble" shows that off perfectly. The new song might be a little more reserved and melodic than BYOP were two decades ago, but aren't we all? "Big Trouble" sounds more like the new fangled punk the kids are doing these days, the kind that's a little poppy and more than a little dance friendly, but still firmly punk. Instead of sounding like these veterans are chasing a trend, this just shows how far ahead of their time they truly were.

Singer Jemina Pearl says of the new single:

“I live in a country that has taken away the basic human right to an abortion and then has the audacity to ask ‘why are you so angry? ‘Big Trouble’ is about how the daily injustices are all connected to the overarching societal issues of living in a patriarchy.”

You can listen to "Big Trouble" below. Mommy is due out August 25 on Third Man Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Be Your Own Pet, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook. Upcoming tour dates are below the song. (Still no Boston date... perhaps the band still hasn't recovered from the infamous Paradise Rock Club show?)

8/20 - Broadcast - Glasgow, FC

8/22 - The Key Club - Leeds, UK

8/23 - Thekla - Bristol, UK

8/24 - Concord 2 - Brighton, UK

8/26 - All Points East - London, UK

8/27 - Rock en Seine - Paris, FR

8/29 - Rough Trade East - London, UK

8/30 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK

8/31 - Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK

9/16 - Third Man Records Blue Room - Nashville, TN

10/18 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC 

10/19 - Union Stage - Washington, DC  

10/21 - Elsewhere Hall - Brooklyn, NY  

10/22 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA

10/23 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

10/24 - Third Man Records - Detroit, MI

10/25 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL

10/27 - The Back Room at Colectivo - Milwaukee, WI

10/29 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY

11/8 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA

11/9 - Teragram Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA

11/11 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA

11/12 - Moe’s Alley - Santa Cruz, CA

11/14- Harlow’s - Sacramento, CA

11/16 - Star Theater - Portland, OR

11/17- Neumos - Seattle, WA

11/18 - The Pearl - Vancouver, BC

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