It’s fortunate for Vivian Girls fiends like myself that guitarist Cassie Ramone has both ventured into solo territory and has collaborated with members of Brooklyn bands Bossy and Woods in her latest venture, Babies. Drummer Ali Koehler left last year to work with West Coast heartthrobs Best Coast. And bassist Katy Goodman — she has La Sera.
La Sera, in a nutshell, is the yin to Vivian Girls’ yang; softer around the edges, glowing with 1950s throwback melodies, and bubbling over with warmth and feel-good vibes. La Sera and Vivian Girls’ music aren’t mutually exclusive, but they definitely feel different. Whereas Vivian Girls have a knack for blending the line between ramshackle garage rock and love songs from decades past, La Sera’s sound is hauntingly beautiful in its own way — melancholy and heartwarming at once.
Formed in February 2010 as a solo project, Katy Goodman started La Sera after being inspired by early pop hits of the early 1950s and the ethereal elegance of choir vocals.
Hear “Devils Hearts Grow Old” off the upcoming 7″ below; it’ll be released with B-side “Dedicated to the One I Love” on January 18th on Hardly Art.
La Sera’s self-titled debut drops on February 15th and, along with the new 7″, can be pre-ordered here.
BONUS TREAT: La Sera’s amazingly morbid video for “Never Come Around”, her debut single.