Hour Of the Dawn UK Album Release: 2nd June 2014
Hour Of The Dawn
(UK) Release Date: 2nd June 2014
Label: Hardly Art
Format: CD/LP/DL
02. Summer of Love
03. Running Wild
04. Fall in Place
05. All My Love is For You
06. Hour of the Dawn
07. Kiss This Town Away
08. Control
09. 10 Headed Goat Wizard
10. Storm's End
As La Sera (aka Katy Goodman) turned an aching heart into two marvellously alluring, yet bittersweet break-up albums - her self-titled 2011 debut and 2012's Sees the Light - Hour of the Dawn sees Goodman waking up, throwing open the bedroom windows and welcoming the day. 
The band have now confirmed a handful of UK dates for London, Leeds and Brighton. A full list of shows is listed below

"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 with guitarist Todd Wisenbaker.

"We started playing faster, louder and more aggressively," Goodman says. "I wanted to get that energy onto the album."

The forceful 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 an obsession to detail. 
After a year of perfecting their new material, La Sera was ready to commit it to tape. In the summer of 2013, the group decamped to a sweltering studio in East Los Angeles with engineer Joel Jerome and banged out the ten songs that have become Hour of the Dawn - a wonderfully raucous amalgamation of punk rock fury and and '80s power-pop.
"We wanted to make a classic American record," Wisenbaker says. "The album was inspired by a lot of bands: The Pretenders, Minor Threat, X, The Smiths, The Cars and more."
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 centre: 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.
Hour of the Dawn, as its title suggests, heralds the beginning of a radiant and energetic new chapter in La Sera's evolution-the summit of Goodman's steady ascent to rock and roll queendom.   
08-May CA Los Angeles The Echo
10-May NY New York Baby's All Right
14-May DE Hamburg Astra Stube
15-May DK Copenhagen Huset-KBH*
16-May NO Oslo Vanguard*
17-May DE Gothenberg Pustervik*
19-May DE Berlin Monarch
20-May DE Schorndorf Manufaktur
21-May BE Belgium Kultuurkafee*
23-May UK London Hoxton Bar and Grill*
24-May UK Leeds Wardrobe*
25-May UK Brighton Sticky Mike's Frog Bar*
26-May FR Paris Point Ephemere*
27-May FR Bordeaux I.Boat*
30-May ES Barcelona Primavera Sound
31-May ES Barcelona Primavera Sound
* w/ Springtime Carnivore
 Praise for La Sera:  

“If anyone can carry the hazy, lo-fi surf-girl torch… its Katy Goodman of the Vivian Girls – lush with swooning harmonies and a softly narcotic buzz.” The Guardian

“More please!” The Fly 

“exhilarating” NME
Nita Keeler
Gold Star PR
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