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Listen: La Sera - “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

Queens EP Due Out Tomorrow via Polyvinyl

Sep 29, 2016

La Sera (ex-Vivian Girl Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker) released a new album, Music For Listening to Music To, back in March via Polyvinyl. Tomorrow (September 30) they are releasing a new EP, Queens, also via Polyvinyl (it's a digital-only release).  More

La Sera Announce New EP, Share “Queens”

Queens EP Due Out September 30 via Polyvinyl

Sep 14, 2016

La Sera (ex-Vivian Girl Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker) released a new album, Music For Listening to Music To, back in March via Polyvinyl. Now they have announced a new EP, Queens, which is due out September 30, also via Polyvinyl (it's a digital-only release).  More

Aug 15, 2016

Katy Goodman of La Sera (and formerly of Vivian Girls) and Greta Morgan (of Springtime Carnivore) have teamed up for a new album of covers entitled, Take It, It's Yours, which is due out August 26 via Polyvinyl. Previously they shared their covers of The Replacements' "Bastards of Young," Gun Club's "Sex Beat," and Buzzcocks' "Ever Fallen in Love." Now the duo is streaming the whole album via NoiseyMore

La Sera Announce Fall Tour Dates with Support from Springtime Carnivore

Springtime Carnivore’s Midnight Room Due Out October 7 via Autumn Tone

Aug 09, 2016

La Sera (ex-Vivian Girl Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker) have announced some new fall tour dates with support from Springtime Carnivore (aka Greta Morgan). This makes total sense as Goodman and Morgan have also teamed up for a new album of covers entitled Take It, It's Yours, which is due out August 26 via Polyvinyl.  More

Aug 03, 2016

Katy Goodman of La Sera (and formerly of Vivian Girls) and Greta Morgan (of Springtime Carnivore) have teamed up for a new album of covers entitled, Take It, It's Yours, which is due out August 26 via Polyvinyl.  More

Watch: Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan - “Sex Beat” (Gun Club Cover) Video

Take It, It's Yours Due Out August 26 via Polyvinyl

Jul 18, 2016

Katy Goodman of La Sera (and formerly of Vivian Girls) and Greta Morgan (of Springtime Carnivore) have teamed up for a new album of covers entitled, Take It, It's Yours, which is due out August 26 via Polyvinyl.  More

Jun 23, 2016

Katy Goodman (La Sera) and Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore) have teamed up to release Take It, It's Yours, a covers album featuring reimagined versions of '70s & '80s punk and New Wave songs. They've shared the album's first single, a reviting cover of the 1985 Replacements classic "Bastards of Young." More

Watch: La Sera - “I Need An Angel” Video

Music For Listening to Music To Due Out Tomorrow via Polyvinyl

Mar 03, 2016

La Sera are releasing a new album, Music For Listening to Music To, tomorrow (March 4) via Polyvinyl. Previously we were treated to a trailer for the album and two songs from the album, "High Notes" and "I Need An Angel." Now the latter has a video. Jason Lester directed and edited the clip, which features Super-8 footage of the band.  More

Listen: La Sera - “I Need An Angel” (Produced by Ryan Adams)

Music For Listening to Music To Due Out March 4 via Polyvinyl

Feb 12, 2016

La Sera is releasing a new album, Music For Listening to Music To, on March 4 via Polyvinyl. Previously we were treated to a trailer for the album and the album's first single, "High Notes." Now here's another song from it, "I Need An Angel." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates. More

La Sera Shares “High Notes,” From Ryan Adams-Produced New Album

Music For Listening to Music To Due Out March 4, 2016 via Polyvinyl

Dec 02, 2015

La Sera is releasing a new album, Music For Listening to Music To, on March 4, 2016 via Polyvinyl. Previously we were treated to a trailer for the album, now the band has shared a song from it, "High Notes." La Sera is the project of ex-Vivian Girl Katy Goodman and with this album Todd Wisenbaker becomes a full on collaborator on the project and even sings some of the lead vocals (and in fact Goodman and Wisenbaker also recently married).  More

La Sera Announces New Album Produced by Ryan Adams, Shares Teaser Trailer

Music For Listening to Music To Due Out March, 2016 via Polyvinyl

Oct 29, 2015

La Sera has announced a new album and shared a teaser trailer for it. Music For Listening to Music To is due out next March via Polyvinyl and was produced by none other than Ryan AdamsMore

Premiere: La Sera - “10 Headed Goat Wizard” Video

Sun-Blasted Exuberance, Split-Screens, and a Tandem Bike

Sep 04, 2015

Since the release of last year's Hour of the Dawn, Katy Goodman's La Sera project has kept relatively quiet. Fortunately, Goodman and company have returned today with a video for "10 Headed Goat Wizard," an effervescent highlight from that 2014 LP. More

Watch: La Sera – “Fall in Place” Video

Hour Of the Dawn is out now on Hardly Art

Jun 12, 2014

The video La Sera single “Fall in Place” features Katy Goodman alternately strolling down a street with her dog and rocking out. More

Listen: La Sera – “Running Wild”

Hour of the Dawn Out May 13 on Hardly Art

Apr 17, 2014

La Sera’s new album Hour of the Dawn is out May 13 on Hardly Art. We’ve already heard “Losing to the Dark.” Here’s another song, called “Running Wild.”  More

Listen: La Sera – “Losing to the Dark”

Hour of the Dawn out May 13

Mar 05, 2014

Check out “Losing the Dark,” the first single from La Sera’s forthcoming album Hour of the Dawn More

Feb 20, 2014

Vivian Girls may have called it a day, but Katy Goodman’s still cracking. On May 13 she’ll release Hour of the Dawn, her third album as Le SeraMore

Protest Sign Auction Ends In One Hour!

Your Last Chance to Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 23, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends in one hour at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Protest Sign Auction Ends Tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 22, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction ends tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others. More

Bid on Autographed Protest Signs Made by Tegan and Sara, Janelle Monáe, Death Cab, and more

Protest Auction Ending Tuesday, Also Features Dan Deacon, James Blake, The Drums, EMA, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, and others

Oct 21, 2012

Under the Radar magazine's Protest Auction is now on and ends Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. The auction features all of the autographed protest signs created by musicians for the magazine's The Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now. All profits will go to the War Child charity. Musicians who are taking part include Janelle Monáe, Death Cab for Cutie, Tegan and Sara, Dan Deacon, The Drums, of Montreal, DIIV, James Blake, Okkervil River, Tom Morello, Liars, Matthew Dear, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Menomena, Amanda Palmer, Laetitia Sadier, Reggie Watts, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, and many others.

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Watch: La Sera – “Break My Heart” Video

Possessed By the Spirit of John Hughes?

Oct 18, 2012

Things go wrong for La Sera’s Katy Goodman in the new video for Sees the Light cut, “Break My Heart.”  More

Watch: La Sera - “Real Boy” / “Drive On” Video

From the Under the Big Top to Under the Knife

Mar 26, 2012

With her new album Sees the Light, um, seeing the light of day tomorrow, La Sera (aka Katy Goodman) has premiered a dueling music video for her included tracks "Real Boy" and "Drive On." More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Greetings from La Sera at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 16, 2012

La Sera check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

La Sera – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Third SXSW 2012 Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 09, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting La Sera. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Listen: La Sera - “Break My Heart”

Second Single From Sees the Light

Feb 15, 2012

La Sera's Katy Goodman has premiered the latest single from her forthcoming new album Sees the Light. More

Watch: La Sera - “Please Be My Third Eye” Video

Prepare to Fast Forward; Fast Forwarding Sir!

Jan 26, 2012

Not too long ago Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman announced the release of her La Sera side-project's sophomore album Sees the Light and debuting the record's first single "Please Be My Third Eye." More

La Sera Announces New LP

Sees the Light Out March 24

Jan 06, 2012

Following her 2010 self-titled debut, Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman has announced that her side-project La Sera will release its sophomore LP on March 23. More

La Sera Takes on The Devil in New Video

“Devils Heart Grow Cold”

Mar 01, 2011

La Sera, the poppy lo-fi project of Vivian Girl Katy Goodman, revealed their new video for “Devils Heart Grow Cold.” More

Bands Added to SXSW 2011 Lineup

DeVotchKa, The Dears, and J Mascis Slated to Play the Fest

Nov 23, 2010

Today, SXSW released a generous batch of bands that will be joining A Place to Bury Strangers, Asobi Seksu, Nite Jewel, and Erykah Badu, to name a few, in the numerous live venues of downtown Austin. More

La Sera Announces Album Details

Self-Titled Debut Out February 15, 2010

Nov 16, 2010

La Sera, side project of Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman, is set to release their first full-length February 15 (via Hardly Art). We have the details.  More

La Sera Debut Bloody New Video

When She Says “Never Come Around” She Means it!

Oct 29, 2010

La Sera—a side-project helmed by Vivian Girl Katy Goodman—debuted a gruesome new video for single “Never Come Around.” We have the clip.  More


Interviews

Track-by-Track: La Sera on “Music For Listening to Music To”

Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker on Their New Album, Out Today via Polyvinyl

Mar 04, 2016

"This album is the first time I've ever been really proud of my voice," says Katy Goodman of La Sera's fourth album, Music For Listening to Music To, out today via Polyvinyl, and it's clear the album was something of a creative rebirth for Goodman. With this album the ex-Vivian Girls member is joined by Todd Wisenbaker, who becomes a full on collaborator on the project and even sings some of the lead vocals. More

La Sera

On My Own

Mar 09, 2011

Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman sits down with Under the Radar to discuss her auspicious solo debut as La Sera and the challenges of getting onstage for the first time to perform your own songs. More


Reviews

Music For Listening to Music To

Music For Listening to Music To

Polyvinyl

Mar 02, 2016

Following on the heels of 2014's explosive Hour of the DawnLa Sera (now officially a duo with band leader and former Vivian Girls bassist Katy Goodman teaming up with Hour of the Dawn producer and guitarist Todd Wisenbaker) returns with their Polyvinyl debut after three albums for the Hardly Art label.  More

Hour of the Dawn

Hour of the Dawn

Hardly Art

May 15, 2014

Cult noise-pop act Vivian Girls might have broken up this past January, but fans of the expired Brooklyn band have plenty of spin-offs to sink their teeth into.  More

Sees the Light

Sees the Light

Hardly Art

Mar 26, 2012

In 2011, Katy Goodman took a break from her roll as bassist/vocalist and one-third of Brooklyn's Vivian Girls to assert her own singular identity as La Sera. Though still a Vivian Girl, Goodman's La Sera debut forged a slightly different path, eschewing the fuzzy haze of her main band for Mowtown-esque girl group pop, simple melodic ditties that exposed the angelic voice previously hidden by the rawk and roll of Vivian Girls. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

La Sera

La Sera

Hardly Art

Mar 04, 2011

La Sera is the new project from Vivian Girls’ bassist/vocalist Katy Goodman. More