CONFIRM NEW SINGLE
‘Devils Hearts Grow Gold’ for 18th January 2011
DEBUT album, LA SERA for 14th February 2011
UK DATES FOR FEBRUARY
La Sera is: Katy Goodman (bass, vox), Jenn Prince (guitar, vox) and Jonathan Weinberg (drums, vox, keys).
Katy Goodman's DIY-style bass playing and drifty-faded vocals in Vivian Girls have sent waves of adoration rippling throughout Brooklyn's pop punk circuit. Her newest band La Sera showcases her signature style, bringing her talent for creating dreamy pop songs even more to the forefront. La Sera just finished a west coast tour and had a smashing time at CMJ.
Following the band’s shows late last year with Jenny and Jonny, La Sera release ‘Devils Hearts Grow Gold’ their new single b/w ‘Dedicated to the One I Love’ for 18th January via Hardly Art. The trio will play a handful of UK shows in February and release their debut album, La Sera on February 14th.
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After touring the world with Vivian Girls, releasing a handful of records to much excitement, and starting the Wild World record label with her band mates, Goodman started exploring other outlets. She played in the short-lived dream-pop band All Saints Day in the spring of 2010 who released a self-titled limited-edition 7" of spectral tunes on indie label Art Fag earlier this year.
In February 2010 Goodman started working on some fresh material that inspired the formation of her brand new band, La Sera. Her inspiration sprung from an attraction to early pop hits from the 1950's and ethereal choral vocals. The new songs contain warm celestial-pop melodies that echo with the dreamlike effect of a church choir and effuse a softer, less aggressive sound than the Vivian Girls.
Recording with a tambourine, guitar, and layers upon layers of heavenly vocals, she started sending her songs to filmmaker/music producer Brady Hall (the director of Vivian Girls videos "Moped Girls" and "When I'm Gone"), who immediately wanted to collaborate and dove into re-recording her rough material himself. After hearing his finished work, Katy flew to Seattle and the two recorded all the vocals, mixed the songs and filmed two La Sera music videos at Brady's home studio.
The eponymous La Sera is the result of these sessions. With a dozen fresh tracks, the album muses on death, love, and love lost within the span of two minute choral pop blisters. The phantasmic quality of Goodman's voice takes hold of the contradictorily upbeat "You're Going to Cry," while "Dove Into Love" seems to send time into drifting slow motion, enveloped by a wave of guitar strums. The lilting and delicate "Hold," meanwhile, tells the story of two people hugging each other to death.
Hardly Art will release the s/t full-length on 14th February 2010.
The limited 7" for ‘Devils Hearts Grow Gold" is OUT 18th January on Hardly Art