Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals), Candace

Holocene and Siren Nation Festival Present...

Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals)


Strange Babes DJs

Sun Nov 5

8:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

We're thrilled to host the album release party for Jessica Boudreaux's (of Summer Cannibals) solo record, No Fury. The album, produced by The Thermals’ Hutch Harris, is out November 3.


Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals)
Jessica Boudreaux (of Summer Cannibals)
Jessica Boudreaux, leader of Kill Rock Stars’ fiery garage-rock ensemble Summer Cannibals, has announced her debut solo effort, No Fury, released November 3. When crafting her debut solo effort Boudreaux collaborated with Hutch Harris of Portland no-fi legends The Thermals who co-wrote five tracks and produced the record. Maintaining the brooding bite that she has become known for, on No Fury Boudreaux replaced the wailing riffs and pounding drums with intricate guitar melodies and creatively incorporated pop synths.

Brimming with pop hooks and fiery lyrics, No Fury packs an emotional punch. It is incredibly danceable while at the same time filled with anger and a bittersweet sadness. Co-written with and featuring back-up vocals by The Thermals’ Hutch Harris, lead single “Televised” takes a reflective look at relationship, asserting accountability & truth in what happens between two people. With a driving bass line that commands listeners to move “Televised” is a blistering summer jam. The “Televised” video debuted with Blackbook Magazine and is available to post/share HERE.

Collaborating with recording engineer Victor Nash, who tracked much of the album at his sci-fi themed studio Destination: Universe in Portland, No Fury is a pop collection filtered through the eyes and ears of a true rocker. The album serves as an homage to the pop idols of her childhood (Madonna, Britney Spears) and a companion of her current contemporaries (Tegan and Sara, Carly Rae Jepsen). No Fury is a unique peek into the influences, desires, and ultimately, the pure pop heart of Jessica Boudreaux.
Candace (fka Is/Is) infuses their music with a sense of mystery and brooding atmosphere. Psychedelic and shoegaze influences emerge throughout the catalogue: the atmospheric tones of early Verve, a droning pulse reminiscent of Loop. Some songs bounce gleefully forward with a pop sensibility, while some keep a cool distance and move with a language distinctly their own.

Candace began as Is/Is in late summer of 2009 with Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers. The early days brought about “This Happening” EP (2010) and the “Vowel Movements/Blackest Beat” 7” (2011). Mara moved cross-country to Portland, OR, and in 2012 the band released their debut full-length LP “III,” so named for the three drummers who played on the album. The two years following found the band cycling through drummers, with every lineup feeling more like an approximation of what the band was supposed to be, and never what it was. “Is/Is" (Manimal Vinyl, 2014) would be the last to feature any drummer but Mara. During the coldest and darkest Minnesota winter that nobody wants to remember, Sarah and Sarah recorded the wistful, ethereal bedroom-pop tape “Shadow Days” (Moon Glyph, 2015). The following spring, they also moved to Portland OR.

The reunion was nothing short of propulsive. In the spring of 2015 the band spent a week at Jackpot! Recording Studio with longtime friend and co-producer, Neil Weir of The Old Blackberry Way. The following fall, three of those songs were self-released on a limited-edition cassette, “Return to Zero,” coinciding with a West Coast tour and brief stint opening up for King Khan & The BBQ Show.

2016 brought about another transition, as necessary as any. On the surface, it’s an update of a moniker. But beneath the surface, the band’s maturation has been constant. Sarah, Sarah, and Mara are ready to debut Candace. “New Future” is out now on Found Object Records.
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