As La Sera, Katy Goodman turned an aching heart into two marvelous, alluring yet bittersweet break-up albums (2011’s self-titled debut and 2012’s ‘Sees the Light’). On her latest, though, the former Vivian Girl is through crying.

‘Hour of the Dawn’ sees Goodman waking up, throwing open the bedroom windows and welcoming the day.

I wanted the new La Sera record to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag,” Goodman says. “I didn’t want it to be another record of me sad, alone in my room. I wanted to have fun playing music and writing songs with a band.” To back her nimble basslines and enchanting vocals, Goodman assembled a new band helmed by guitarist Todd Wisenbaker.

We started playing faster, louder and more aggressively,” Goodman says. “I wanted to get that energy onto the album.

“We wanted to make a classic American record,” Wisenbaker says. “The album was inspired by a lot of bands: The Pretenders, Minor Threat, X, The Smiths, The Cars and more.”

La Sera tour dates are as follows…

05.08.14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Record Release Show)
05.10.14 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right (Record Release Show)
05.14.14 – Hamburg, DE – Astra Stube
05.15.14 – Copenhagen, DK – Huset-KBH
05.16.14 – Olso, NO – Vanguard
05.17.14 – Gothenberg, SE – Pustervik
05.19.14 – Berlin, DE – Monarch
05.20.14 – Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
05.21.14 – Belgium, BE – Kultuurkafee
05.23.14 – London, UK – Hoxton Bar and Grill
05.24.14 – Leeds, UK – Wardrobe
05.25.14 – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
05.26.14 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
05.27.14 – Bordeaux, FR – I.Boat
05.30.14 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
05.31.14 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound

The track-listing for ‘Hour of the Dawn’ is …

1. Losing to the Dark

2. Summer of Love

3. Running Wild

4. Fall in Place

5. All My Love is For You

6. Hour of the Dawn

7. Kiss This Town Away

8. Control

9. 10 Headed Goat Wizard

10. Storm’s End

 

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