"Kickball" Katy Goodman of the Vivian Girls has returned for another round with her shimmering, harmony-soaked solo project La Sera. Her second solo album, Sees the Light boasts "peppy break-up pop" and this taste is certainly no exception: "Break My Heart" is a C86-inspired gem that washes its feet in surfier shores.
This is a pretty fantabulous six months for Vivian Girls past and present: Drummer Fiona Campbell blessed us with a post-punk blurt from her band Coasting and ex-Vivian Frankie Rose is weeks from dropping her girl-group space-pop masterwork Interstellar, which you can still hear in full via the fine folks at SPIN. Plus DJ Cassie Ramone did a pretty awesome job holding down the decks at this years Bruise Cruise.
Sees the Light is due March 27 on Hardly Art.
March 3 - Seattle, WA @ The Rendezvous
March 4 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
March 6 - Sacramento, CA @ Bows and Arrows
March 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
March 10 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic
March 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
March 12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Sol Live
March 14 to 17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW, all over