Now that Be Your Own Pet is apparently operating with more of a recording budget than earlier in their career, and Get Awkward has an unmistakable gloss to it, comparisons to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will plague the band more than ever. They won’t be unfounded, of course, with singer Jemina Pearl’s snarling vocals bearing a strong resemblance to Karen O’s, or at least being run through the same type of studio effects as hers. But at its core, Be Your Own Pet is a very different band, less indebted to art-rock than to snotty, 90s-style punk rock, like Discount or Tilt. The songs aren’t particularly ambitious — most feature only a few different parts, with easy-to-follow structures, and come in somewhere around two minutes. The record is repetitive and begins to lag somewhere near the end, but their energy is youthful and boundless, and since they don’t get bored playing two-minute punk rock song after two-minute punk rock song, it’s kind of hard for us to get too terribly bored listening to them.