Be Your Own Pet @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 2/20/08

Exactly a month ago BYOP let us in on what was in store with Get Awkward (more Karen O, more raucousness, more bruising young garage punk jams — just aged a bit), and last night Stereogum photog Abbey Braden hit their early hours NYC show on Houston St. and walked out impressed, noting “they really are maturing but still definitely kids. Jemima pushed a dude into the drumkit too and he fell over — I think one year in her life is like 7 in ours. She’s a bad ass bitch.” Don’t take her word for it, though; take her video for it. Here’s the debut’s “Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle”:

For new stuff, find “Becky” after the jump.

Yep, imagine after seeing that you’ll want to know about these tour dates.

02/21 – Hoboken, New Jersey @ Maxwell’s
02/23 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Disgraceland (House Party)
02/29 – San Diego, California @ The Casbah*
03/01 – Pomona, California @ Glasshouse*
03/02 – Costa Mesa, California @ The Detroit Bar*
03/04 – Los Angeles, California @ El Rey Theatre*
03/05 – San Francisco, California @ The Independent*
03/07 – Portland, Oregon @ Doug Fir Lounge*
03/08 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Plaza Niteclub*
03/09 – Seattle, Washington @ Neumos*
03/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor
03/22 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
03/24 – New Castle, UK @ The Other Rooms
03/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 3
03/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Academy 2
03/27 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/29 – Stoke-On-Trent @ The Sugarmill
03/30 – Oxford, UK @ Oxford Zodiac
03/31 – Brighton, UK @ Audio
04/01 – London, UK @ Scala
* w/ The Raveonettes

Get Awkward is out 3/18 on XL.