Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Album Review: Sees the Light

Title:  Sees the Light (Hardly Art, Amazon, iTunes, Interpunk, AllMusic)

La Sera (a.k.a. Vivian Girls’ bassist Katy Goodman) has put together a dreamy and spacey lo-fi indie pop record that harkens back to ’60 doo wop and surf in Sees the Light.  The entire record seems to be an ode to heartbreak, which is a fascinating juxtaposition with the bubbly vocals.  About half of the record is ballads while the other half is upbeat indie rock numbers.  I personally prefer the peppier songs like “Please Be My Third Eye” (see below) and “I’m Alone.”  My favorite track on the record is the incredibly catchy “Break My Heart.”  Also the songs “Real Boy” and “Drive On” have been turned into an excellent video that show how easily this album could be adapted into some type of film or play.  

Sees the Light is a great record for fans of acts like She & Him, Jenny & Johnny, Hunx & His Punx, Blondie, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Eux Autres, and the Vivian Girls.

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