Summer Cannibals

Summer Cannibals

Field Mouse, Corey Flood

Mon, April 29, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Summer Cannibals
Summer Cannibals
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, Summer Cannibals initially cut their
teeth on the local Portland circuit, eventually playing with some their musical
heroes including L7, Mudhoney, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and The War
on Drugs. In the last year alone they have toured the country with bands like
Cursive, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and Titus Andronicus. Along the way, they
released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us
Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your
Mind appeared on NPR’s Sound Opinions Best of list in 2015 and Pitchfork said
that on Full Of It, the Cannibals “expertly balance flame-belching Mad Max riffage
with lyrics frankly exploring questions of co-dependence and need.” The band
has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and
adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack.
It seemed only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they
chose Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female-led
bands like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. Their most recent release, Full Of It, is
the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded with producer Chris
Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps
forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Somehow
Summer Cannibals keep doing it over and over again.
With the band’s line up solidified now by long time drummer Devon Shirley
alongside the additions of rippers Cassi Blum on guitar and Ethan Butman on
bass they are truly a force to be reckoned with.
Field Mouse
Field Mouse
achel and Andrew started Field Mouse in 2009. There are five of them now, and they keep making records. Sometimes they tour and think that it's pretty neat. Two of them live in Philadelphia, three of them live in New York. Virgo, Sagittarius, Taurus, Gemini and Libra.
Corey Flood
Sometimes in a “right place, right time” sort of way, what could be a misstep ends up a saving grace. Such is the case for Philadelphia’s new dark-pop quartet Corey Flood. While Ivy Gray-Klein (bass/vocals) never really meant to be a lead singer (though she’s already known for playing bass in Littler), a last-minute lineup change before the band’s first gig pushed her in front of the mic. And after that, things fell into place. With Noah Jacobson-Carroll and Em Boltz on guitar and Juliette Rando on drums, Corey Flood was set.
The self-proclaimed “despondent rockers” keep it short and sweet on Wish You Hadn’t, their debut EP from Brooklyn’s Fire Talk Records. The four songs simmer with a quiet fury, Gray-Klein’s hushed vocals floating above the metronomic drums and minimal, atmospheric guitar. Corey Flood takes influences like Helium and early Liz Phair and pushes them in a gloomier, more post-punk direction. “There’s a horse head / in my bed,” Gray-Klein almost whispers on the last track, “Causeway.” “It’s so hard / to be your friend.” It’s this kind of disappointment that permeates the EP—but it seems almost cathartic, as though the brutal honesty will lead to a light at the end of the tunnel.
-Robyn Campbell
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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