Thissummery pop-infected record appears as we enjoy the first glorious sunny days of spring, and fits so well you hardly notice it’s actually a break up album.
After lulling you in with the mid-paced shimmering Americana of ‘Love That’s Gone’, second track ‘Please Be My Third Eye’ is a neat blast of bass driven punk. Most of the rest of the songs plant themselves musically somewhere between the two. It’s not a huge departure from bassist/singer/main band member ‘Kickball’ Katy Goodman’s day job in Vivian Girls, but lighter, more dreamy and alluring, particularly through her distant vocals.
The album gallops along nicely with rockabilly and surf influences prevailing, until the last two songs, ‘How Far We’ve Come Now’ and ‘Don’t Stay’, which veer closer to the melancholy alt-pop featured on La Sera’s self titled debut. However, the album hits the mark best when it rocks hardest, such as on brilliant single, ‘Break My Heart’. ‘Sees the Light’ stands up alongside any of Vivian Girls’ albums, and is a decent way to kick off the run up to summer.
Listen to ‘Please Be My Third Eye’ here.