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Experimental Aircraft

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  • Formed: Austin, TX
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Group Members: Mark Smith


Biography All Music Guide

Group Members: Mark Smith

All Music Guide:

Coming from Austin, TX, Experimental Aircraft count on with a lineup consisting of guitarists and vocalists TJ O'Leary and Rachel Staggs, Mark Smith (bass), and drummer Jason Ferguson. Combining complex yet tuneful melodies and spacy experimental rock style features, Aircraft's origins situate in 1997, when O'Leary and Staggs first met. Following the completion of the band, the quartet swiftly began playing around Austin's club scene, solidly gathering a loyal and enthusiastic fan base. Discharging influences coming from bands such as Sonic Youth, Sterolab, and the Velvet Underground, the Texans assemble striking sound journeys within gloomy flows of both alternative pop/rock and marks of mellow indie pop. In the midst of 2000, the band offered Experimental Aircraft, their debut album, delivering it trough the Devil in the Woods record label. Aircraft then continued presenting their distinctive and bliss featured themes on enrapturing live shows, eventually entering the studio in late 2001 to prepare the edition of their second full-length record.