La Sera

Katy Goodman from Vivian Girls presents her solo project, awash with retro surf rock vibes and soaring choral vocals

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Photo by Marya Zoya

“I really put myself into this record,” introduces Katy Goodman, the flame haired, bass wilding Vivian Girl, whose La Sera project sees her step up to Seattle with producer and filmmaker Brady Hall. “There's a lot of honesty going on.  I wrote all of these songs with no intention of anyone ever hearing them, so I'm a little nervous, but I'm very excited.” More surf rock than Brooklyn punk rock, La Sera’s self titled debut record is jammed with hazy chorals and ocean church vibes, with a sort of celestial, sepia toned pop vibe. “In La Sera, I get the opportunity to create music from nothing, and to really see a song through from beginning to end. I enjoy working with Vivian Girls and La Sera a lot, in different ways.”

WHAT’S…
...so special about you, then? 

Nothing? Everything! What?

…the last film you saw?

Does Get Him to the Greek count as a "film"?

...the best piece of advice you've heard?

Don't eat within two hours of playing a show. No one plays well when they are full of pizza. 

...better, dusk or dawn?

Lyrically, I prefer the sound of dawn, but realistically, dusk. La Sera means "The Evening" in Italian.

…your favourite late night food spot?

Rambo’s taco truck, Eagle Rock, California. Best veggie burritos in the world!

...the name of your hero? 

Elle Woods 

...so special about your hero?

She overcame judgement and proved everyone wrong!

...your worst fashion secret? 

I keep my worst fashion secrets to myself.

...at the top of your shit list? 

Shitty wi-fi connections. What a tease.

...the first thing you do when you get home after touring?

I usually fall into a terrible TV and food delivery addiction, but I’m going to try and fight it after this tour. When I get home next week, I'm going to go take a yoga class.

...a La Sera Christmas celebration like?

Ha! La Sera hasn't been a band long enough to have a Christmas yet, but it will probably involve some family time and some fun late night meals at a local diner with New Jersey friends.

Who’s your favourite bass playing vocalist?

The first person that comes to my mind is Kim Deal. She's great.

How would you describe your work?

Full of light.

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