Jemina Pearl

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Jemina Pearl
Jemina Pearl
Background information
Also known asJemina Pearl Abegg
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 31)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
GenresPunk rock
Alternative rock
Garage rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar bass, drums
Years active2005–2013
LabelsEcstatic Peace, Universal
Associated actsBe Your Own Pet, Ultras S/C, Cheap Time

Jemina Pearl Abegg (born June 20, 1987), known by the stage name Jemina Pearl, is an American singer, formerly the frontwoman of Be Your Own Pet,[1] a punk rock band she started when she was 16.[2]

She appeared in the television series Gossip Girl with a musical performance together with Thurston Moore covering the Ramones classic "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker. [3]

Her debut solo album, Break It Up, was released on October 6, 2009.[4] The album is on Ecstatic Peace, is co-written by John Eatherly and has guest appearances by Thurston Moore, Iggy Pop, Dave Sitek and Derek Stanton of Awesome Colour.[5]

She is the daughter of musician/artist Jimmy Abegg.[6]

From 2012 to 2013, she was part of a band called Ultras S/C[7] (previously The Black Faces)[8] with Chetley "Cheetah" Weise and Ben Swank, which opened for The Black Belles in November 2011.


  1. ^ Be Your Own Pet bio. Retrieved from
  2. ^ Carpenter, Ellen (November 6, 2009). "A Night Out With Jemina Pearl". New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  3. ^ Phillips, Amy. "Thurston Moore, Jemina Pearl From Be Your Own Pet Cover the Ramones' "Sheena" for "Gossip Girl"". Pitchfork. Pitchfork. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Jemina Pearl". Allmusic. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Jemina Pearl Label Page". Estatic Peace.
  6. ^ "Be Your Own Pet Biography". Starpulse.
  7. ^ "Ultra spontaneous, ultra cool Ultras S/C come to town". St Augustine.
  8. ^ "Get To Know: The Black Faces". The South Rail.

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