New Lavender Diamond Video – “Like A Prayer” (Madonna Cover)

Two years late is better than never. Becky Stark aka Lavender Diamond joined the likes of Ariel Pink and Giant Drag on Through The Wilderness, an album of Madonna covers benefiting Madge’s Raising Malawi charity released the third week of November, 2007. Since then Becky’s been touring the world as one of two Diamonds (see also: My Brightest) in the Decemberists’ thesaurus-rock extravaganzas, but this recently unveiled video shows us that children in Malawi still need help, and that Becky Stark’s smile is an appropriately sparkly foil for animation colored steeped in ’80s-styled pastels and innocence, which is a far flip on the cross-burned original clip. With drawings by Jacob Ciocci and Tom McConnell, Ron Rege, Jr, and direction by Peter Glantz.

(via Perpetua)

Through the Wilderness: A Tribute to Madonna is out via Manimal Vinyl. A couple MP3s are here.