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Lavender Diamond, Calico Rose, Luz Elena Mendoza 

When: Fri., Dec. 14, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
As airy and edgeless as a soap bubble floating in the sunset, Lavender Diamond are weird precisely because they are so sincerely and single-mindedly committed to being pretty, surely the least bizarre of any aesthetic. Apparently, pretty can't be rushed. Incorruptible Heart, their second album, came out this year, five years after their debut, Imagine Our Love. Fronted by LA-based singer Becky Stark, Lavender Diamond strikes a chord for people who are pretty sure the Carpenters represent the pinnacle of popular music. Occasional digital blips, swelling horns, and guitar effects—rarely on the same song—provide just enough texture to signify that all this softness is intentional. The album's A-list producers (OK Go's Damian Kulash Jr. and Dave Fridmann) keep things bright and just a little zany by drawing on a symphony's worth of instruments. REBECCA WILSON

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