Posted by: nick
So we’ve literally just got back from La Sera‘s first ever show outside the U.S. of A. They themselves only got off a plane something silly like four hours earlier! For those who haven’t come across them yet, La Sera, is the new side project of busy bee Katy Goodman, otherwise known as the flowing red head who adds bass and woozy vocal harmonies to Brooklyn’s excellent Vivian Girls. In La Sera it’s all about Katy though, well almost all.
Katy on impressive lead vocals and her now staple bass is joined by Jenn Prince (guitar, vox) and Jonathan Weinberg (drums, vox). A swirling mix of surfy guitar tones and 50s ethereal pop is the result and is quite a palpable one at that.
‘Never Come Around’, the band’s first and current single (video below), goes some way into summing up the charms of this band. Warm guitar, dreamy female vocals and a steady head-nodding rhythm. B-side ‘Behind Your Eyes’ is another treat making their 7″ a small coup.
There are some faster numbers too which get the blood pumping but our lack of knowledge of material at this stage in their fledgling existence and our need to catch up on sleep prevent us sharing any more detail aside from – go see them at Brixton Windmill tomorrow night (23.11.10). Thanks to Upset The Rhythm for another stormer.