Archive for February, 2012

Interview: La Sera sees the road – Holocene Blog

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“We here at Holocene wanted a little bit of insight into Katy Goodman’s life on the road and relationship with Portland, so we shot her over a few questions. Find out how she stays sane on tour and make sure to come out and see her play as La Sera on Sunday!

This is your second time back at Holocene. What was your favorite part about Portland the last time you were here? Anything new you’re excited to check out?

I really love the food in Portland! Also, my Vivian Girls bandmate Fiona lives there now, so it’s always nice seeing her.
(Fiona plays in Coasting — catch them here on Monday night! – ed.)”

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Interview: | Katy Goodman (Vivan Girls/La Sera)

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“Katy Goodman has recently experienced enlightenment.

Starting out as the bass player for indie-punk trio Vivian Girls, Goodman provided a charging throb and backing vocals that were at times both soothing and haunting. With their debut, The Vivian Girls established a unique combination of classic punk, Motown harmonies and shoegaze fuzz.

Right now, The Vivian Girls are on break, so Goodman is planning to release her second solo LP under the name La Sera, in March, called La Sera Sees The Light. While the first La Sera, Self-titled LP was a swirling mass of layered, heavenly choruses, the new release is just a little meaner, a little sharper, and a lot more direct… it’s almost as if Goodman herself has undergone personal illumination.
To find out what caused this clarity, staff writer John Gentile rang up Goodman to talk about the new LP, her life as a ginger and video games. “

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Hear Katy Goodman’s cover of Iris Dement – “Let the Mystery Be”

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“Late night country recording session with @drew43 … we did an Iris Dement cover! Drew on guitar, me on singing

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Video: The Babies at Clocktower Gallery – Noisey “Party Pics” #02

“In this episode of Party Pics, we checked out the Babies, an indie rock supergroup that features members of Woods and the Vivian Girls. Photographer Joe Perez photographed the band at the Clocktower Gallery, a performance space and venue perched atop the Criminal Court in downtown New York.

For more information about the Clocktower, head to”

Hear La Sera’s ‘Break My Heart,’ the Latest From Vivian Girl Katy Goodman |

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“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.”

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Vivian Girls ‘en route’ to Seattle, Los Angeles and Austin for “The Florence Broadhurst Tour – Kate Spade”

“Vivian Girls have teamed up with award winning designer Kate Spade for a series of Pop Up Shows to highlight the company’s new Florence Broadhurst line throughout the US. The first of these shows took place in NYC on Feb 10th in Gansevoort Plaza, housed inside a converted tour bus parked to the side of the stage.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – 6:30pm
Nordstrom, Downtown Seattle, 500 Pine Street, (Individualist on 2)
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, March 2, 2012 – 7pm
The Lawn At The Grove
189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles

Friday, March 16, 2012 – 4:30pm
203 Brazos Street
between East 2nd street and East 3rd street, Austin

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Tour dates: The Babies – February 2012 *Updated*

Monday, February 6, 2012 – 8pm
The Babies, Harsh Realm, …
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street,NYC, 10002

Thursday, February 9, 2012 – 8pm
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, The Babies, Darlings, Life Size Maps, Heaven’s gate
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 8:30pm
The Babies, Ditches, …
Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Babies, Crazy Band, Dunes
The Smell, 247 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Babies, Dunes, Heller Keller, Mutations and Dirty Harriet, The Swamis
Aladdin Jr 296 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766-1729
Pomona, CA


Video: The Babies live @ Cake Shop – February 6, 2012

The Babies are going to start recording their second LP in March on the west coast.

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Vivian Girls will perform at the Gansevoort Plaza, New York today February 10, 2012 – The Florence Broadhurst Tour – Kate Spade

Today February 10, 2012, the Viv’s are playing at the Gansevoort Plaza (gansevoort street and hudson street) at 7:45pm. This event will be streamed live on

Vivian Girls are going to perform in New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Austin for ‘The Florence Broadhurst Tour’, organized by the fashion company ‘Kate Spade’. More information on,default,pg.html

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Bruise Cruise Spotlight: Vivian Girls – South Florida Music Obsessed

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“The 2nd annual Bruise Cruise is setting sail in 11 days, and we caught up with Cassie Ramone, lead singer of Vivian Girls. She tells us about her side project The Babies, bassist Katy Goodman new Choose Your Own Adventure text-based computer game, and of course Bruise Cruise.

This isn’t your first time in Miami, and you’ve been doing quite a lot of touring lately. What’s you’re favorite thing about being on the road?

Cassie: I like almost everything about being on the road; I love new scenery and meeting interesting people. I get really stir crazy sitting still for too long, so a very long drive or flight is probably my least favorite part.

We all know you are majorly influenced by 60′s girl groups, can you tell us some of your favorites?

Cassie: The Shangri-las, the Shirelles, the Tammys, the Beach Girls, Bernadette Castro.”

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Vivian Girls’ Kickball Katy Plotting Internet Startup | MTV Hive

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“The assemblage of ladies that make up Brooklyn band Vivian Girls pretty famously have their fingers in a ton of pies — Cassie Ramone has a side project band with Woods bassist Kevin Morby called The Babies, Fiona Campbell plays with Coasting, and “Kickball Katy” Goodman jams with Cat Power’s Gregg Foreman in All Saints Day, as well as with solo project La Sera. Now, it seems, Goodman is branching out beyond the music sphere into the tech world.

The other week, Goodman revealed her passion for coding with the release of a text-based computer game called “VIVIAN GIRLS DECIDE-AN-ADVENTURE-THAT-IS-ALL-YOUR-OWN-FUN-TIME-GAME!!,” a choose-your-own-adventure jam that centers around touring with the Vivian Girls.

The game, which is a pretty simple little deal, was hardly a lark for Goodman, however, as she tells Hive that it’s only the first effort in a much more intense foray into the tech scene. Yup, like M.C. Hammer before her, Kickball Katy is looking to launch a startup. However, instead of just being the face of said mystery company — like many celebrity investors — she wants to go elbows-deep into the ones and zeroes.”

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Video: The Babies playing a song at L’Espace B, Paris (November 15, 2011)