Be Your Own Pet Call It Quits, Plot Final Tour

Sad news for fans of the young TN punkers. This comes via BYOP’s MySpace (hat tip to reader John P. for the link):

To all of our fans,

We are sad to bring you the news that our upcoming shows in the UK (dates below) are going to be our last as a band. We thank you for all your love and support these past few years – its been a blast but the time has come for the 4 of us to go our separate ways.

22 August: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
23 August: Leeds Festival – West Yorkshire, UK
25 August: Carling Academy 2 – Liverpool, UK
26 August: Dingwalls – London, UK

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Jemina & Co., with the censorship and Universal’s misguided marketing and whatnot, but still we definitely didn’t see this one coming. So UK kids, you only have a few more chances to have Jemina push you around. Disappointment aside, at least it is safe to think we’ll hear more from ‘em in some form: they all have side projects (Turbo Fruits, Deluxin, etc.) and they’re a bit closer in age to food fights than the AARP (or, ATP) circuit. Looking forward to what’s next.