Just as surely as teen garage greats Be Your Own Pet were bound to burn out, singer Jemina Pearl's ascendance as a solo star seemed preordained from the moment she screamed "I'm wicked rad, and I'm here to steal away your virginity!"

Just as surely as teen garage greats Be Your Own Pet were bound to burn out, singer Jemina Pearl's ascendance as a solo star seemed preordained from the moment she screamed "I'm wicked rad, and I'm here to steal away your virginity!" Backed by the likes of Thurston Moore and "I Hate People" duet partner Iggy Pop, debut Break It Up sounds like prom punch from a John Hughes flick spiked with the stolen gin she used to swig straight, no chaser.