credit: Rachel Staggs
"...attired all over in a sorcerous atmosphere."
"...bittersweet and captivating that keeps you hallucinating."
After years with Experimental Aircraft and Polyphonic Spree, Rachel Staggs and Carlos Jackson began recording in 2005. Their debut EP is on Mind Expansion Records and the band self-released their 2011 LP, Magic Lighthouse on the Infinite Sea. In October of 2016, the band released The Fog is Filled with Spirits, their most recent LP, on limited white vinyl.
"...masters at depicting the elements in their songs, they have the power to paint not only mental pictures but the different sensations that come with your surroundings."
All in the Golden Afternoon toured Western Europe in 2009 and played SXSW and Austin Psych Fest (Levitation) 2010. In early 2011, the group toured Central and Eastern Europe.
"Bound to draw at least superficial comparison with the likes of Mazzy Star, Damon and Naomi, even latter day Broadcast. However, make no mistake, this has both an instant and enduring charm of its own and stands favourable in comparison with any of the peer group." (Terrascope UK)
In 2012, Carlos and Rachel completed scores for 6 short films in collaboration with Helm Boots.
They have performed with Spectrum, Beach House, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Animal Collective, and many others. Their songs have been remixed by the Stargazer Lillies and Western Arms (Andy Young of Lift to Experience).
Rachel also performed backing vocals for shoegaze pioneers Chapterhouse on their 2010 US performances in addition to adding vocals on three Monster Movie (Slowdive) albums. She has also collaborated with Jessica Bailiff (Kranky Records) and Matt Bartram (Air Formation) in Eau Claire and the Static Silence.
The live band features bassist Natalie Hill (MC Sweet Tea & The Headband) with various drummers, including Jody Suarez (The Wooden Birds) and Jason Ferguson (Experimental Aircraft).