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Video Clip of The Week: La Sera, “I Need An Angel”

There is much to be said for a song that just has a Good Vibe going on, and that is the case with La Sera‘s truly sublime “I Need An Angel.” Like a rave-up duet between Maria McKee and Gram Parsons (if there could be such a thing), “I Need An Angel” transcends its potentially played out subject matter to cross genres in a way that the California Sound of the 196os inspired what we now call alt-country — and who is even doing that in modern music these days? Answer: no one – no one worth listening to. And there is no denying that there is a bit of Johnny Marr in that lead guitar riff. Squeal.

Shot on 16MM for a vintage look, the video is just crazy great; showcasing a live performance feel with liquid light visual effects and colorful tour-stop footage. I love this more each time I hit “play”!

“I Need An Angel” can be found on La Sera’s fourth album, Music For Listening to Music To (meta), which is out now on the Polyvinyl label. The band is on tour in the States through May, with dates posted below. Enjoy!


05/08 – Toronto, ON – CMW
05/09 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
05/10 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
05/11 – New York, NY – Market Hotel
05/12 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
05/13 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
05/14 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
05/15 – Champaign, IL – The Accord
05/16 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
05/17 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
05/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
05/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
05/20 – San Diego, CA – Ché Café
05/21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
05/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda
05/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
05/25 – Davis, CA – Odd Fellows Hall
05/27 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
05/28 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
05/29 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

La Sera Band
La Sera are the husband and wife team of guitarist/vocalist Todd Wisenbaker, and vocalist/bassist/ songwriter Katy Goodman

Video Clip of The Week: Dilly Dally, “Purple Rage”

Hey what’s up. Welcome to the first Video Clip of the Week for Fall, 2015, courtesy of the Canadian band, Dilly Dally! Aurally, Dilly Dally’s “Purple Rage” sounds like Maria McKee possessed by the spirit of Kathleen Hanna fronting The Pixies. What that means is that your ears are in for a blast of grunge-melodicism that is, in a word, irresistible. In the video, Dilly Dally lead vocalist, Katie Monks plays the challenging role of the embodiment of Rage, a popular and underrated emotion which takes the form of a Creature from the Purple Lagoon, or something. Purple Rage then wanders from the marshlands into the streets of downtown Toronto for a story line that is both surreal and totally familiar simultaneously. It is a lot of fun to watch, and the song is just fantastic!

“Purple Rage” is the second single from the band’s hotly anticipated debut album, Sore, due out October 9th, 2015 on Partisan Records. Enjoy!

Dilly Dally Purple Rage Ice Cream