This is for anyone who thinks Garage Rock is a West Coast thing. Sun Voyager lights it up, I mean these guitars are screaming and the whole thing has me thinking of a party I went to a long time ago where there was blacklight on and the Jimi velvet poster was hanging on the wall and all I could think of was there was no way I was getting home before Dads’ curfew, music is powerful the way it kicks up the past. Sun Voyager plays like a cross between Traffic and Cream and that is powerful . So if your thinking that garage and psych are just coming from the west coast, Sun Voyager are here to remind you otherwise. Let’s Meet…. Sun Voyager
Hi our name is….
And our sound might be best described as….
Garage rock as we always have and likely always will play in a garage.
Carlos, Mersch, & Kyle
We are originally from…..
A small suburban town in Orange County, NY… Known has the Hudson Valley region.
The first time we met was…..
We grew up together, played in different bands, eventually we linked up to form a band in 2008. We were going hard in the paint for a while but eventually burnt ourselves out. With our lives moving in completely different directions, it was time for a much needed break.
We knew we were going to be a Band when………
The last band broke up and Kyle, Mersch, & Steve started a project called Cashbar. Carlos was up in Albany for a few years quietly writing music for a new project. By the summer of 2012 we were starting to rehearse late at night in a restaurant after it would close for the day. Quickly we began playing venues and house shows in Albany creating a local buzz under the name Black Masses. Unfortunately, Steve had to take some personal time and remove himself from the band. There is no negative sentiment, he is one of our best friends and wish him all the best.
Before starting the band we were employed as…….
Well… we’re still working. Unfortunately being in a band doesn’t exactly reel in too much quiche so we unfortunately are still working for the man… Maybe one day by the grace of Satan we can all quit our jobs.
Our craziest gig ever was….
It will no doubt be Pizza Fest 2014.
The first song we wrote was…….
The songs about a broad named “Sally” that we can all relate to, I’m sure.
What we are currently listening to….
The Fun 90.1, the Free Form Station of the Nation, WFMU… And Neil.
A few albums we could never part with….
If we’re talking classics… Paranoid, After the Gold Rush, L.A. Woman, Rubber Soul, Cosmo’s Factory, Led Zeppelin I&II, & way too many others. Of course there are many contemporaries who have influenced us tremendously. The garage/psych rock scene is alive and well in many hubs around the U.S.
For fun we like to…..
Playing music is what we do with our spare time. Working 40 plus hours doesn’t leave room for much else. We all have our own individual hobbies but are passionate about music so we just try and enjoy ourselves with the time we have. Not to mention all these wonderful people we get to meet on the road playing shows. We have developed countless relationships with people we would have otherwise never met. It’s a blast hanging out with the people who are right down in the trenches with you.
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……
Chicks dig us, because we rarely wear underwear.
we are frantically working on a full length and hope to have it out sooner rather than later. Check out gypsy hill for a preview of the full length
We’re recording it now at Ghostload Sound, headquarters of the great King Pizza. Long may he reign.
This Interview was made possible by our good friends at King Pizza Records, we think you should dig them as much as we do and that means going out seeing the bands, buying the Vinyl when it arrives, and most of all, spread the word that if your anywhere near Brooklyn, you should go to Pizza Fest 2014….