Lavender Diamond debuts new song from sophomore album, 'Incorruptible Heart'

Photo by Ariana Delawari

After a stint recording and touring with the Decemberists on “The Hazards of Love,” Becky Stark returned to the studio with Lavender Diamond to record “Incorruptible Heart,” the follow-up to Lavender Diamond’s 2007 debut “Imagine Our Love.”

The group worked with OK Go’s Damien Kulash and Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann at Fridmann’s western New York studio, emerging with a dozen new songs including first single “Oh My Beautiful World,” which is beautiful indeed. Stark shows the demure side of her voice, singing in pure, lush tones over what New York Times critic Jon Pareles calls a girl-gaze beat, broken by 20 seconds of sonic turbulence that only emphasizes how pretty the rest of the song is.

Listen below, or download it via Lavender Diamond’s new website. “Imagine Our Love” is due Sept. 25 on Parachute.

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