Thursday, April 7, 2016
Band Submission: Sun Voyager-Heavy Psych From Brooklyn, New York
Band Name: Sun Voyager
Genre: Heavy Psych
Brief Bio/Description: Described by the Obelisk as “Laid back atmosphere of heavy psychedelia and rolling low end groove,” Sun Voyager is a heavy psych rock group consisting of members Carlos Francisco, Stefan Mersch, Kyle Beach, and Steve Friedman. They released a pair of 3-song demos in 2013 (Cosmic Tides and Mecca), both of which received acclaim from a number of heavy music publications such as The Obelisk, Heavy Planet (you guys!), and The Soda Shop, before signing on with King Pizza Records in 2014.
Sun Voyager recorded eight tracks at Ghostload Sound in 2014 which ultimately became Grease Voyage (split with Brooklyn’s Greasy Hearts) and 2015’s Lazy Daze EP which features some heavier tracks such as “God Is Dead” and “Gypsy Hill,” along with mellower psych grooves like “Be Here Now.” Mersch and Kyle relocated to Brooklyn somewhere along the way and lead guitarist Steven Friedman moved to Alabama, but the trio of continues to write, record, and play tons of shows all over the Northeastern United States.
The voyage has just begun. A debut LP is on the way in 2016 along with a split 7” with labelmates The Mad Doctors.
Carlos Francisco - Vocals/Guitar
Stefan Mersch - Bass
Kyle Beach - Drums
Steve Friedman - Lead Guitar
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