SOUND OFF: JESSICA BOUDREAUX
Nov 2, 2017
Meet Jessica Boudreaux, who you may know as the leader of Kill Rock Stars’ fiery garage-rock ensemble Summer Cannibals. On her debut solo album — No Fury, out Nov 3 — she collaborated with Hutch Harris of Portland no-fi legends The Thermals who produced the record and co-wrote five tracks. Check out her super relatable music and our interview below.
What gets you up in the morning?
Coffee. And my dog.
- Your biggest virtue?
I’m a really hard worker.
- Your biggest vice?
Work J It can be really tough for me to take a day off.
- Do you have a party trick?
Leaving very discreetly without saying goodbye.
- How would you describe your style?
Comfortable, cropped and black.
- What would constitute a perfect day for you?
Good coffee in the morning. Then out for bagels on the way to the studio to work on new music for a few hours. And then a quick drive over to the Oregon coast in time for sunset.
- What would your very last meal entail?
Sushi. And steak. And apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream. And two fish tacos from ¿Por Qué No? in Portland.
- Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?
Ellen Page, Susan Rogers, Patti Smith
- Turn ons?
- Turn offs?
- Tell us a secret.
My room is extremely messy right now.
- Your favorite quote?
“I don’t fuck much with the past but I fuck plenty with the future.” –Patti Smith J
- An embarrassing moment?
Played an entire set with my fly down one time. Crossing my fingers my guitar was covering it though!
- Your proudest moment?
Finishing this new album. The process was long and challenging for me and it felt really good to hold the finished product in my hands.
- Could you tell us more about some of the projects you are working on?
Yeah! This debut solo album will be out November 3 on my label New Moss Records. I’ve been in the studio over the last 4 months recording the second solo LP and hope to finish that over the winter. My band Summer Cannibals just finished recording out 4th LP and hope to release it sometime next year. I’ve also been getting more into producing and engineering for other artists and am in the process of building a more complete recording studio so hopefully I’ll be doing a lot more of that stuff once it’s finished!