In Vivian Girls, Katy Goodman always delivers the emotional assist: As the Brooklyn garage rockers’ bassist and back-up vocalist, her tense walking lines and falsetto sighs bring sensitivity to the ladies’ lo-fi squall. Her newest solo project, La Sera, replaces distortion with light, beatific girl-group harmonies and clean, sweet production of jangling surf guitars and soft brushes of snare drum. Her featherlight vocals touch on romantic pitfalls — she vows confidently to bore her lover to pieces in "I Promise You" ("I won’t ever let you go/You’ll get sick of me soon" she coos) — but La Sera’s debut is about buoyancy, not drowning.
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