Music Review: La Sera’s “Summer of Love”


TRACK 2

“Summer of Love”

From La Sera’s Hour of the Dawn

HARDLY ART

Liner notes: Take a gorgeous melody, add soaring multilayered voices, and top with shimmering guitars for two minutes of shiny pop perfection on the third album from La Sera, a.k.a. Katy Goodman.

Behind the music: Goodman was billed as Kickball Katy in the pioneering noise-pop trio Vivian Girls, recently defunct.

Check it out if you like: Blondie and the Bangles then, Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast now.

This review originally appeared in the May/June issue of Mother Jones.

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