Summer Cannibals’ will release their highly anticipated fourth album Can’t Tell Me No this Friday, June 28 on 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. Just ahead of the record’s release, the band shares new album track “Behave” premiered with NYLON. The deceivingly upbeat yet sorrowful song is driven by booming percussion and searing lyrics that cut like a knife opening the keyhole for liberation.
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 Butmanduring 14-hour days.