La Sera’s new music video for “Fall in Place,” off of her third record Hour of the Dawn. In the video, which you can stream and embed at the link above, Katy Goodman, La Sera guitarist Todd Wisenbaker, and their dog Bo–armed with a rotating arsenal of guitars–rock their way down a sun-soaked street in suburban Los Angeles.
About the record:
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 crying.
Hour of the Dawn sees Goodman waking up, throwing open the bedroom windows and welcoming the day.
“I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag,” Goodman says. “I didn’t want it to be another record of me sad, alone in my room. I wanted to have fun playing music and writing songs with a band.” To back her nimble basslines and enchanting vocals, Goodman assembled a new band helmed by guitarist Todd Wisenbaker.
The new La Sera line-up set about fleshing out Goodman’s melodies and lyrics into strapping rock anthems, debuting them to enthusiastic crowds on tour, and refining them with a newfound obsession to detail.
The sound that emerged from these disparate influences combined hardcore energy with tuneful harmony, as exemplified by opening track “Losing to the Dark.” Title track “Hour of the Dawn,” meanwhile, rides a steady groove towards a long horizon of sunrise. It’s the record’s thematic center: a final wave goodbye to a messy past and the beginning of a new day. In a burst of bright, immediate and jangly Smiths-inspired pop, “Fall in Place” captures La Sera at an emotional and musical crossroads.
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