As long as indie-pop darlings the Vivian Girls were still active, bassist Katy Goodman’s other band, La Sera, seemed relegated to “side project” territory. But since the Vivians’ official breakup in 2014, Goodman has expanded her ambitions. Her husband, guitarist Todd Wisenbaker, is now a full member and co-songwriter in La Sera, and friend Ryan Adams produced their latest record, “Music for Listening to Music To.” We talked to Goodman about the record’s sound and its amusing title.
The first song on your new album, “High Notes” has a little country vibe, in the music and the video. In the indie world, it seems like country is still the only genre it’s still cool to not like. People will say, “I like everything but country.”
[Laughs] That was a very common AOL profile back in the day. The only real country thing about [“High Notes”] is a couple of the guitar twangs. I think people think it’s a little more country that it probably actually is. But I’m all for it — I like country, and so does Todd.