Jemina Pearl (photo:
Jemina Pearl (photo:

Singer Jemina Pearl may have found her Shangri-la.

The Nashville native (now a Brooklyn, New York resident) is on her second tour in support of the recent album “Break It Up” (Universal/ Ecstatic Peace). Released last October, the album has been getting a spate of great reviews.

Spin magazine said: “(Jemina Pearl’s) sweetly sassy debut collapses the distance between the Ronettes and the Runaways.” And I might add, the Shangri-Las, who recorded “Leader of the Pack.”

Pearl, a former member of Be Your Own Pet, will kick off her tour tonight (Jan. 13) in Chapel Hill, N.C. The trek includes a Seattle date Jan. 30 at Showbox at the Market. Opening are the Cribs.

Check out Pearl’s music on MySpace.

And here’s video of the Shangri-Las singing “Leader of the Pack” in 1964:

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