anodyne gearheart
Gig Seeker Pro

anodyne gearheart


Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos


The best kept secret in music



"Goldstar's Labrynt McLaughlin has a wavering head voice that's just perfect for the hymn-like songs on the CD, I Wish You All The Happiness You Allow Yourself."
- Time Out New York

"Live Music"

"Labrynt McLaughlin of Goldstar: The sanguine, chatoyant throwing muse." ~Tina North, Whaam! - True/False West International Film Festival, April, 2006


"[Goldstar's music is] beautiful and brilliant, and could be said to stem from pop elements of such labels as Elephant Six and Kindercore and today's lo-fi brand of homemade purity. Labrynt is a great singer with a confident and powerful presence that is hard to ignore. [Her vocals have] a stark and honest beauty and [it is] eerie [the] way her croons creep into your heart and tug at some of your darker loves and reflections." ~Matt Fuller - The Bellingham Weekly


"I Wish You All The Happiness You Allow Yourself" ~goldstar
Lightpost Records LP 2003

"The Puppateer's Family Portrait" ~goldstar
What The Heck? Compilation
Know Yr Own Records 2003

"Minotaur Toybox" ~goldstar
Postcards Compilation
Living Room & Ugly Dog Records
the Netherlands 2004


Feeling a bit camera shy


Anodyne Gearheart is Labrynt Jamie McLaughlin; better known as Goldstar. Goldstar made its start when Labrynt picked up a guitar in 1998 and started writing songs. Her beginnings in poetry and creative writing lead to an emphasis on lyrical content as the driving force behind her work.

She is inspired by a love of home recording (The Magnetic Fields, Sebadoh circa "Freed Weed"); the character of the songwriter (Neil Young, P. J. Harvey); and music that speaks of the human condition and the magic stuff of life (Syd Barrett, Neutral Milk Hotel).

This visual artist turned chanteuse has performed abundantly in the Pacific Northwest, and across the United States. In March, 2007 she took her warble and her musings to perform in Japan. Labrynt has had the pleasure and the privilege of sharing the stage with Lou Barlow, Kimya Dawson, Amy Annelle, Mt. Eerie, Mirah, Federation X and many other beloved bands.

After settling into her new home in Portland, Oregon, Labrynt is preparing to work on her next record.