Summer Cannibals – “Full Of It” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Portland straight-up rock quartet Summer Cannibals are gearing up to drop an adeptly tempered onslaught with their album Full Of It in just under a couple of months. They have an uncanny knowledge of when to rock their faces off and when to pull back so each element of each song has maximum effect — whether it’s Jessica Boudreaux’s stoic, cutting lyrics and vocals, a harmony or interlocking line from Jenny Logan, or rapid-fire drum rolls from Devon Shirley. The album’s title track is exemplary of that control, with alternating sections of calm and mayhem reminiscent of early Sleater-Kinney. It’s a jagged, blistering three and half minutes of intertwining, rhythmic bass and electric riffs and smashing drums. Aubree Bernier-Clarke’s video features the band shredding every square foot of a house while doing everyday chores, even delivering lyrics from a closet and drumming with a shower pouf on the cymbals in the bathroom. It’s super simple, but it’s awesome, and looks like it was a lot of fun to make. Check it out.

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Tour dates (w/ The Thermals):

04/16 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
04/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
04/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
04/22 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/24 New York, NY @ Bowery
04/25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
04/26 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
04/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
04/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/30 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/01 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
05/03 Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
05/04 Paducah, KY @ Maiden Alley Cinema
05/05 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
05/06 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/07 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
05/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/13 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/14 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
05/15 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat
05/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
05/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Headlining dates:

06/02 Missoula, MT @ Old Beck VFT (Summer Daze)
06/05 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
06/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (downstairs)
06/08 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
06/09 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production
06/10 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
06/11 Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
06/12 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
06/13 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
06/15 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow
06/16 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
06/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
06/19 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Record
06/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project

Full Of It is out 5/27 via Kill Rock Stars. Pre-order it here.