Formed in Portland, Oregon by singer/guitarist Jessica Boudreaux, Summer Cannibals are a no-frills rock & roll outfit befitting the Patti Smith
song from which they take their name.
Initially a quartet, Summer Cannibals made their album debut in 2013 with No Makeup, a lo-fi mix of fuzzy garage pop and riffy punk-influenced rock that was released on their own label, New Moss Records
. For their follow-up, they hired respected Portland engineer Larry Crane and recorded 2015's Show Us Your Mind, further dialing in on their core rock sound. After two solid releases and countless tours, they signed with famed Northwest indie Kill Rock Stars
, who paired them with Chris Woodhouse (Wild Flag
, Thee Oh Sees
) to record their label debut. By this point, Boudreaux had shuffled through a handful of lineups, finally landing on a trio format that included bassist Jenny Logan and drummer Devon Shirley. Summer Cannibals' third LP, Full of It, was released in the spring of 2016. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi