Even while La Sera founder Katy Goodman has maintained a steady presence in the indie rock scene for years now, dating back to her…Read More
La Sera is the dreamy pop songwriting vehicle for Brooklyn bassist Katy Goodman — of D.I.Y. punk band Vivian Girls — who began penning solo songs in February 2009. Initial demos were sent to good friend filmmaker and music producer Brady Hall, who fell for the charming, ethereal vocals and ’50s pop influences that Goodman exudes; he re-recorded material at his home studios in Seattle. After hearing the warm pop sounds that Hall had created from the acoustic guitar and tambourine demos sent, Goodman traveled to Seattle to record the vocals and mix the tracks. With a rotating lineup that featured friends Jenn Prince and Scott Shannon, La Sera embody the laid-back and open feel of the project and its ongoing members.
After completion of the sessions with Hall, the outfit signed to Hardly Art Records in 2010 and subsequently released the 7″ “Never Come Around” in November 2010. The songs touch on an array of emotions, with heartbreak, love, and death all covered in each song with three minutes of dreamy guitar and reverb-washed harmonies. A second 7″ was released in January 2011, “Devils Hearts Grow Gold,” with a quaint B-side cover of “Dedicated to the One I Love,” originally by the 5 Royales. Released in 2011, the band’s self-titled debut is a collection of beautifully constructed tunes with a softer feel than the Vivian Girls had, one where Goodman revels in her dreamy pop creations. A video was created by Hall in his home studio for the single “Never Come Around,” which is as gruesome as the song is thick with winding vocals and sweet melodies. The album’s intricate cover art was designed by Vivian Girls bandmate Cassie Ramone. For her second album under the La Sera name, Goodman enlisted Rob Barbato (of Darker My Love) to play guitar and produce and Dan Allaire (of the Brian Jonestown Massacre) to drum, while she played bass. Tim Presley (of White Fence and Darker My Love) and Tony Bevilaqua (of Spinarette) also helped out. Sees the Light was released by Hardly Art in the spring of 2012.
Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan’s collaborative record Take It, It’s Yours — a collection of covers of punk and New Wave luminaries like the…Read More
Today, La Sera releases music video for “I Need An Angel,” the clip was directed by Jason Lester, and is off the band’s fourth…Read More
“We are not the same as we used to be,” Katy Goodman sings with a tinge of wistfulness four songs into her La Sera…Read More
La Sera’s new album Music For Listening to Music To. is a bit of a departure of her 2014 Hour of the Dawn. Katy…Read More
The title of La Sera’s fourth album says a lot by saying so precious little: Music For Listening to Music To. So, in other…Read More
The title of La Sera’s fourth album Music For Listening to Music To So, in other words, “music.” After 2014’s Hour of the Dawn…Read More
Summer may be winding down, but La Sera has just shared its new music video for “10 Headed Goat Wizard” from the band’s 2014…Read More
Today, King Tuff premieres the official video for “Black Moon Spell,” the title track from his 3rd album, directed by Jared Eberhart. King Tuff also had this to say about the clip: “The “Black Moon Spell” likes to dance in slithering circles around yr skull. Look at it revolving like a wicked little layer cake on yr drooling tongue. My best advice would be to kiss it,Read More
“Headbanger” is the latest offering from King Tuff’s forthcoming third album, Black Moon Spell, out September 22/23 worldwide on Sub Pop. Black Moon Spell was produced & mixed by Bobby Harlow at Studio B in Los Angeles, CA, with the exception of “I Love You Ugly” and “Radiation:Read More
Burger Boogaloo is nearly here! Happening at Oakland’s Mosswood Park Amphitheater on July 5th and 6th, the fifth year of boogaliciousness will feature performances by Ronnie Spector, Thee Oh Sees, OFF!, Milk ‘N’ Cookies,Read More
As La Sera, Katy Goodman turned an aching heart into two bittersweet break-up albums (2011’s self-titled debut and 2012’s Sees the Light). On her latest, though, the former Vivian Girl is through.Read More