Hailing from the mountains of New York’s Hudson Valley region, Sun Voyager, currently based in New York City, found their sound in a frigid shed during some long winters. You could it psychedelic, you could call it stoner, you could find traces of desert, doom, and anything in between, but it’s hard to put a real name to it.
The Obelisk recently called it “cosmic grunge.” Recyclable Sounds calls it “traditionalist post-Hawkwind moto-space rock.” Put bluntly by Decibel Magazine, “If you’re a connoisseur of the latest in fuzzed-out heavy music, Sun Voyager are a band that should have a place on your radar.”
Give whatever name you want to their sound, they’ve never played by any rules or tried to sound a certain way because music is not a sport with rules to play by. It’s all about expression and making your own rules.
In the year prior to releasing their debut album, Seismic Vibes, they performed at Meltasia on the same night as long-time hero, Roky Erickson, in the Catskills, Asbury Park’s Indian Summer Music Festival, toured most of the country, and shared a bill (Desert Daze) with Andrew WK at SXSW 2018.