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.”