Tag: Los Angeles

Lavender Diamond streams wrenching new song 'Everybody's Heart's Breaking Now'

And we thought “Oh My Beautiful World” was good. Actually, it is good. Really good. But Lavender Diamond’s new song, “Everybody’s Heart’s Breaking Now,” is, well, heartbreaking, in a way that makes your breath catch in your throat. Becky Stark sings in a hushed, airy voice, surrounded by dark piano, strings and drums that hit like crashing waves (courtesy, one…

Album review: Eleni Mandell's 'I Can See the Future'

Los Angeles singer and songwriter Eleni Mandell sounds totally relaxed and completely in control on her latest, “I Can See the Future” (Yep Roc). She’s had plenty of practice: Although the album is her first for a proper label, it’s the ninth LP overall from a versatile artist with an abundance of good taste. Mandell switches among singing personae with…

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

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…