Archive for July, 2014

Tour dates: La Sera – August 2014

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Saturday 2 August, 2014
Burger a-Go-Go: Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, La Sera, …
The Observatory,  3503 S. Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA,

Sunday 3 August 2014
Growing Up Is Dumb Vol. 2: Spraynard, La Sera, Weatherbox
American Legion Hall, 239 E Holt Ave. Pomona, CA

Saturday 9 August 2014
Jenny Lewis, La Sera
The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA



grrrl talk: la sera: we talk beauty secrets, grimes, and new music! | NYLON MAGAZINE

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Introduce yourself!

I am Katy Goodman from La Sera!  I live in LA, have a dog and a cat, and love coffee.

Where did the name La Sera originate from?

I came up with it while I was on tour with Vivian Girls in Italy.  It means “the evening” in Italian.

How would you describe your music in La Sera versus in Vivian Girls?

I would say the main difference is that I am the lead singer/songwriter of La Sera, so these are more “my” songs.

What are you coming out with next?

We just put out a new record in May, Hour of the Dawn, and we spent a lot of time on it!  But we are going to start working on a new album at some point this year…


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Tour dates: Upset – August 2014

1925296_241298399395215_8835732670095266122_nFriday, August 1, 2014:
Ceremony, Nothing, Dangers, Upset
The Roxy, 9009 West Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA
$15 / 8:00pm / All Ages

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Upset, Susan, All Dogs, Baby Ghosts
Bootleg Hifi, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057




Tour date: !!! (chk chk chk), Porter, The Garden, Puro Instinct, Upset, …@ Viva Pomona (July 19, 2014)


Cassie Ramone (Ex-Vivian Girls) Announces Debut Solo LP, Shares “Hangin On” | News | Pitchfork

If you’re still reeling from Vivian Girls’ breakup this year, here’s some good news: frontwoman Cassie Ramone, also of the Babies, will release her debut album this summer. The Time Has Come is out August 26 via Loglady. That’s album cut “Hangin On” above.

Ramone recorded the LP in various apartments in New York and Los Angeles. Ariel Pink plays bass on several of the album’s tracks. Pink wrote this press release bio:

“This is Cassie’s first record. She used to sing and play guitar in Vivian Girls. She recorded these songs by herself over the last year or so. She hopes you like the record. Goodbye.”

Read “When I’m Gone”, our feature on Vivian Girls’ body of work and enduring influence.

The Time Has Come:

01 Song of Love
02 The Time Has Come
03 Joe’s Song
04 I’m a Freak
05 Hangin On
06 I Don’t Really Wanna Go
07 Sensitive Soul
08 I Send My Love to You


Videos: Vivian Girls live at Mohawk Outside Stage, Austin, TX (SXSW 2009) (March 21, 2009)


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Never See Me Again
Such A Joke
Tell The World
Second Date
Surfin’ Away
Wild Eyes
Out For The Sun

Bonus: Pictures by Linda Flores:

Pre-Order Cassie Ramone’s “The Time Has Come” LP – Loglady Records

cassie-ramone_thetimehascome“this is Cassie’s first record. she used to sing and play guitar in the vivian girls. she recorded these songs by herself over the last year or so. she hopes you like the record. goodbye.” – Ariel Pink

The debut album from Cassie Ramone features Ariel Pink on bass for several tracks and has a somewhat contemporary take on what a modern day Karen Dalton record may sound like.

First pressing of 300 copies.

Release date: August 26, 2014


reddit: I am Katy Goodman from La Sera and Vivian Girls. AMA! : IAmA (June 30, 2014)

indexIs Storm’s End a Game of Thrones reference? Also, are you all planning to announce any new concert dates soon? I would absolutely love to see you in Columbus, Ohio.

It is a Game of Thrones reference! When we made that song, I thought it sounded like an evil surf song, which would be perfect for the Ironborn.

Hey, thanks for coming out. Who is your musical inspiration? Do you have any non-musical inspirations?

I don’t know if I have ONE musical inspiration, but the first person that popped into my head was Jonathan Richman. As for my non-musical inspiration, I would say Marie Curie.

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