La Sera – Fall in Place
After fighting through the heartbreak, La Sera‘s Katy Goodman has stepped into the light. Tip-tap drums and jangling guitars skim over Goodman’s smoky, knock-down, drag-out voice. Even at its sweetest it has an edge; she’s a modern-day Mary Weiss.
Protomartyr – Come & See
Okay. I don’t know how I feel about this song. It is noisy and has a bizarre rhythm and the singer’s style is, to put it politely, unique. Everything kind of pulls together in the chorus, though, and “Come & See” kept bouncing around my brain for quite some time after hearing it only once. I’ve got my eye on you, Protomartyr. Y’all are just going to take a few shakes to sort out.
La Sera – Losing to the Dark
After hearing “Losing to the Dark” I’m pretty certain Katy Goodman (aka La Sera) could kick both your ass and mine. Blistering guitar and cut-through-the-bullshit lyrics twist her girl-group vocals from sugar-sweet to saccharine tang.