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Be Your Own Pet: “Get Awkward” (Album Review)

SINGER Jemina Pearl, 20, is young enough to be a daughter of the original riot grrrls, although the defiant, rapid-fire truculence that emerges from her convulsing mass of blond hair might shock her actual parents (she’s the daughter of Christian artist Jimmy Abegg). Her shrieking self-reliance rings powerful as ever on the Nashville garage-punk quartet’s sophomore album, whether on boyfriend-bashing anthems, paeans to juvenile delinquency, plaudits for the party life or 43-second rants punctuated by guitarist Jonas Stein’s angular riffage. The forebears who pioneered such rock ‘n’ roll whiplash have a worthy successor.