Jemina Pearl


Jemina Pearl: Vox
John Eatherly: Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Vox

Additional Performances by: Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Dave Sitek, Derek Stanton

All Songs by Jemina Pearl and John Eatherly
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by John Agnello at Water Music, Hoboken, NJ


October 23, 2009

Tom Lanham at the San Francisco Examiner talks with Jemina about "I Hate People," Be Your Own Pet, and the curious habits of the Nashville to Chinatown bus.  Read it here.

October 16, 2009

Stereogum premieres the video for "I Hate People."  Watch it here.

Break It Up reviewed over at Treble: "After countless comparisons to Karen O. and Debbie Harry, Jemina Pearl sounds more now like an unholy hybrid of Joan Jett and Belinda Carlisle, and it sounds pretty damn good." Read more.

October 9, 2009

SPIN Magazine gives Break It Up 4/5 stars.  Read the review here.

New York Press: "[Break It Up] builds on the punk legacy that Be Your Own Pet left but also showcases Pearl’s voice in a way that should cause a lot more people to listen up." Read More.

Village Voice:  "These day-glo yet meticulously arranged songs channel her former willy-nilly punk energy into oft-chilling, omni-rock self-examinations." Read more.

October 2, 2009

Eat Sleep Drink Music gives Break It Up 4.5/5: "One thing’s for sure – Jemina’s back, she’s still pissed and kicks more ass than ever."  Read more.

Read Rolling Stone's Hype Monitor coverage on Jemina here.

September 29, 2009

Jemina's playing live tomorrow night at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg!  Starts at 9 o'clock,  $8.

September 25, 2009

Battery In Your Leg on "I Hate People": "Just listen to the entire song once through, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be addicted."  Read more.

"A collection of pulse-pounding guitar-rock, the album recalls the tenacious sound of BYOP's two full-lengths while further showcasing Pearl's melodic snarl." - Spinner

September 3, 2009

Jemina Peal rolls on down the press line.  Here are a pair of choice quotes:

From I Rock Cleveland: "This riot girl may be doing bubblegum pop, but there’s still plenty of snarl to go around." Read more.

And Hank Altogether at We Listen For You provides a sweet encapsulation of "I Hate People": "If there's one thing that we need these days it's more folks being weird. Good thing Jemina Pearl's around to celebrate it and put down those who aren't."  Read more.

July 29, 2009

Jemina unleashed another new track from Break It Up.  This one's called "I Hate People" and it's a duet with this guy Iggy Pop.  Pearl and Pop like bullets and guns, go take a listen on her myspace.   Three additional tracks are also available there.

The Ecstatic Peace! internet echochamber team sent us this series of links to further "I Hate People" information:

Prefix Magazine
Listen Dammit
Cannibal Cheerleader
Three Imaginary Girls

July 14, 2009

Lots of nice shots of Jemina's JELLY Pool Party performance:



Above the Fold

Brooklyn Vegan

And a couple choice Flickr streams:


June 2, 2009

Jemina Pearl just let loose (3) new tracks from her upcoming Fall release. Go check them out on her myspace page. 

May 29, 2009

Sonic Youth had a record release party for The Eternal on Friday night, so Matt Krefting and friends (including Jemina Pearl as Chuck D.) took the opportunity to pay tribute as The Goo Believers.  All Hands Electric snapped some choice photos, take a look hereGawker also took some cool shots here.


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