Jemina Pearl

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Jemina Pearl
Jemina Pearl
Background information
Also known as Jemina Pearl Abegg
Born (1987-06-20) June 20, 1987 (age 30)
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Punk rock
Alternative rock
Garage rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar bass, drums
Years active 2009–2013
Labels Ecstatic Peace, Universal
Associated acts Be 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 (6 November 2009). "A Night Out With Jemina Pearl". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Amy. "Thurston Moore, Jemina Pearl From Be Your Own Pet Cover the Ramones' "Sheena" for "Gossip Girl"". Pitchfork. Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Biography: Jemina Pearl". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 July 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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