photos by Amanda Hatfield
La Sera @ Baby's All Right 5/10/2014
Is the real reason you moved that Los Angeles seems vibrant and alive and full of possibility and not closed off to young people and decaying, like New York?Newly free of Vivian Girls duties and relocated to Los Angeles, Katy Goodman and her now main band La Sera returned to her old stomping grounds of Brooklyn to play Baby's All Right on Saturday (5/10). The date was a one-off record release show for La Sera's sophomore LP, Hour of the Dawn, which is out this week. You can currently stream the LP on Pitchfork.
That's not true! I wouldn't be able to make music and put out records if it weren't for New York. That's where everything happened for me. It's just easier to live day-to-day in LA, I think. It depends on your lifestyle, but in general, my life here is way cheaper and more relaxed. And it's just, like, nicer out. I don't have to worry about how to get places. It's just a nicer, in general, way to live. New York has its own energy, which is kind of an insane energy, with crazy people all going apeshit all the time. Which is very productive.
Crazy people going apeshit all the time?
People who have a lot more energy than I do. And you need that to be successful. To be successful in New York, you need to have that drive.
LA seems like it really suits you.
From the very first time the Vivian Girls came to LA on tour, six years ago, I was like, oh. I'm gonna live here. This rules. It was like an instant love. - [Village Voice]
More pics from La Sera's record release show, plus ones of openers High Waisted and Springtime Carnivore, below...