Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan Collaborated on a Covers Album… and This Talkhouse Playlist

The two friends and collaborators share songs that truly move them.

Katy Goodman (La Sera) and Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore) have taken their friendship and pop prowess to the next level by recording a full covers album of punk and new wave classics called Take It, It’s Yours, out August 26 via Polyvinyl.

Since they have proven themselves to be pretty great at choosing songs (covering bands like Wipers, the Stooges, Gun Club and more), we thought we’d ask them to put together a playlist for us.

Check out what Katy and Greta have been listening to lately, and make sure to watch their latest video for a cover of Gun Club’s “Sex Beat.” Listen to each track with their write-up below, and find the whole playlist at the bottom of the page, courtesy of the Talkhouse Music on Spotify.
— Dave Lucas, Talkhouse Marketing Manager

“Looking for Magic” – The Dwight Tilley Band

This song is so dear to our hearts that we covered it on our joint European tour in 2014. I love the way he juxtaposes the word “tragic” with the word “silly”: “I’ve been looking for the magic/Fantasize on a silly little tragic.”
– Greta Morgan

“Door” – Nice as Fuck

This new band, comprising Jenny Lewis, Erika Spring and Tennessee Thomas, is in my constant rotation. Whether they are jamming in a living room or on The Colbert Report, what shines through most is the purity of their songs, the aliveness of their performances and the genuine love they feel for each other.
– Greta Morgan

“The Ribbon” – Rodrigo Amarante

I’ve been enchanted by Rodrigo’s Cavalo record since I saw him play in May for the first time. Each song on this record is its own land. Each has distinct colors. Each is its own little dream.
– Greta Morgan

“Touching Down” – Therapies Son

This song feels like a lost track from Paul McCartney’s Ram album to me. The psychedelic textures are the perfect soundtrack to watch a UFO landing.
– Greta Morgan

“My Man” – Valley Queen

Singer Natalie Carol is a vocal powerhouse who writes totally timeless songs. Her voice makes me think of volcanic eruptions and smooth lava.
– Greta Morgan

“Song for Zula” – Phosphorescent

I love every part of this song: the lyrics, the string samples, the whole emotional landscape. Have you seen the video? Get ready for tears.
– Greta Morgan

“Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” – Edison Lighthouse

This has always been one of my favorite songs. It feels like the perfect song to fall in love to on a magical summer night. You CAN’T be sad when this song is on.
– Katy Goodman

“This Magic Moment” – The Drifters

The Drifters were the first concert I ever went to, and their songs are the soundtrack of my childhood. Not only is this song ABOUT magical moments, but the entire arrangement makes you really feel it. The string scale at the beginning makes me tear up.
– Katy Goodman

“Gut Feeling” – Devo

There’s something about this song that makes you feel like something is definitely going to happen. Something good.
– Katy Goodman

“Rusholme Ruffians” – The Smiths

There is something really magical about hearing Morrissey describe a very depressing night at a summer fair. This song is great if you’re walking home alone on a hot night.
– Katy Goodman

“Telepathic Love” – The Wipers

This is straight up one of the best songs of all time. I actually have a tattoo that says “telepathic love.” This song is the backdrop to every punk love I’ve ever had, and Vivian Girls covered it on our first EP. I have a LOT of feelings about this one.
– Katy Goodman

Photo credit: Julia Brokaw