Frontwoman/songwriter Becky Stark is the creative spark behind Lavender Diamond, an L.A.-based quartet displaying diverse and shiny facets of resplendent, imaginative (sm)art-pop. New album Incorruptible Heart (September 25) is the long awaited follow up to 2007's well-received Imagine My Love and was recorded and produced by OK Go's Damian Kulash, Jr. and Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann at Fridmann's upstate New York base. With backing from Jeff Rosenberg (guitar), Steve Gregoropolous (piano) and Ron Regé Jr. (drums), Stark's lilting voice is both heavenly and remarkably down-to-earth on tracks like the honey-dipped ballad "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now" (imagine a softer, more supple Kate Bush), glittery dance/pop of "Light My Way" and the sumptuous modern girl group harmonies of "Oh My Beautiful World".
Lavender Diamond - "Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now" (from Incorruptible Heart)
Lavender Diamond - "Oh My Beautiful World" (from Incorruptible Heart)