rachel goldstar

rachel goldstar


Best known from her work with Experimental Aircraft, here Rachel goes it solo, stripping away some of the shoegaze for a more Young Marble Giants/K Records blend of minimal pop. Psychedelic dream-pop at its most intimate. Opened for Animal Collective, Black Dice, The High Dials, Jessica Bailiff.


Classically trained, Rachel played clarinet for 9 years before ever picking up a guitar. She toured on clarinet in Russia at the age of 15 with a full orchestra. But guitar changed everything and the clarinet case went under the bed. Since then Rachel has played in 9 bands over the past 10 years - at times she was in 3 or 4 bands at once, writing songs and backing up her friends. Most notably she is the main songwriter and vocalist for Experimental Aircraft (1997-present). With Experimental Aircraft she has toured the west coast 3 times, playing the NXNW festival in 1999 and 2000. She has performed with Experimental Aircraft at the SXSW festival every year since 2000.

These days she's concentrating on her solo work and only performs in one band, Experimental Aircraft.

In the studio, you can find Rachel overseas in England recording with Monster Movie (ex-Slowdive). In the states, she collaborates with musical partner Jessica Bailiff and producer Alan Sparkhawk (LOW).

Resident DJ at club Disco Hospital (Austin).


She's released music with Experimental Aircraft, The Swells, Monster Movie, Eau Claire and more. Solo she has appeared on many compilations, including: Pop Culture Press Magazine issue 56 CD comp; Masstransfer Magazine issue 5 CD comp; Awkwardness EP - she worked on a remix of "Emotional Rescue" by Windsor for the Derby under the name Carnival Wave; Already Gone Records CD comp of Texas bands; Several Bands Galore CD comp

Set List

sets range from 25 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the time allowed. sets include all orignal songs with an occasional cover song. covers of Magnetic Fields, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Warlocks, and Low have been performed so far.