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.
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.