Summer Cannibals share new track ‘Behave’

Summer Cannibals press photo
Photo Credit: Jason Quigley

Summer Cannibals’ just released their fourth album ‘Can’t Tell Me No‘ last week via Tiny Engines. A defiant release whose very existence is the result of taking back power, the record paves a path for those who may feel powerless and voiceless offering the hope that through strength and community they can create change. The band has shared a new track titled Behave that’s lifted from the album. The deceivingly upbeat yet sorrowful song is driven by booming percussion and searing lyrics that cut like a knife opening the keyhole for liberation. Take a listen via YouTube below.

After escaping a manipulative personal and creative relationship, guitarist/vocalist and bandleader Jessica Boudreaux scrapped an entire record and started from scratch. Where there is anger there is also hope, and ‘Can’t Tell Me No’ is, as much as anything, about finding love and acceptance on the other side of pain. It is a collection more vibrant and confrontational than anything they’ve created in the past.
‘Can’t Tell Me No’ stands up not just to a relationship or an industry, but to the people and constructs that have been trying to silence women and hold them down for so long. With the inspiration and adrenaline driving the new album’s creation, the current members of Summer Cannibals are working together in a new, reinvigorated way. Boudreaux wrote and recorded and mixed many of the new tracks along with Cassi Blum, Devon Shirley, and Ethan Butman during 14-hour days.
Summer Cannibals made their TV debut in 2016 on Last Call with Carson Daly and appeared on NPR’s Sound Opinions Best of list in 2015. The band has appeared at major festivals including Sasquatch, Project Pabst and Riot Fest and performed with some of their musical heroes L7, Mudhoney, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and The War on Drugs, and touring with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Cursive. The band recently wrapped up national tours with Hop Along and Slothrust. They are currently in the midst of a massive summer tour in support of ‘Can’t Tell Me No‘. Full list of dates here and below.

Summer Cannibals tour dates
7/12: Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
8/08: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry  
8/09: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club 
8/10: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
8/11: Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
8/12: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
8/13: Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
8/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
8/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle  
8/16: Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
8/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Zone One 
8/18: Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
8/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade  
8/22: Nashville, TN @ The Basement
8/23: University City, MO @ The Duck Room 
8/24: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
8/27: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
8/28: Austin, TX @ Mohawk Inside Room
8/29: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
8/31: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
9/10: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
9/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge 
9/12 Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery
9/13 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
9/14 Colorado Springs @ The Black Sheep
9/18 Billings, MT @ Yellowstone Valley Brewing
9/19 Bozeman, MT @ Labor Temple
9/21: Nelson, Canada @ Massif Music Festival
9/22 Spokane, WA @ Barlett
9/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios