La Sera Bring New Music to Mercury Lounge on Saturday NightOctober 20th, 2016
Former Vivian Girls vocalist and bassist Katy Goodman formed La Sera six years ago and has since recorded and performed solo and with a rotating cast of musicians, changing La Sera’s sound from album to album. Leaving behind garage pop for twangy Americana on the fourth LP, Music for Listening to Music To (stream it below), out earlier this year, Goodman teamed up with guitarist and songwriter Todd Wisenbaker, who just so happens to be her husband—and Ryan Adams, who took on producing duties. (Wisenbaker and Ryan Adams hit it off so well that they went on to do a melancholic, track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989.) “The silly album title actually gets to the album’s heart, an undeniable charm in the campiness, as on the round-up rodeo feel of ‘High Notes’ [above, the video for it],” according to Consequence of Sound. “In every sense, this is a smart, confident step forward for La Sera.” See them perform live on Saturday night at Mercury Lounge. Greta Morgan’s Springtime Carnivore opens the show.