Voyager One
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Voyager One

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative EDM

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Oct
19
Voyager One @ CMJ Music Marathon 10/20-10/24

New York City, New York, USA

New York City, New York, USA

Jun
05
Voyager One @ The Comet Tavern - w/ Hopewell (from Brooklyn) + This Blinding Light

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

May
30
Voyager One @ El Corazon - w/ Ozric Tentacles (UK)

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

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"This band of four persons from the Seattle area is doing stuff that very few of the other artists in their city are. This is pseudo shoegazer electro-pop at its finest. Utilizing a stunning array of post-guitar rock instruments including drum loops, samples, keyboards, trumpet and sequences, Voyager One has really hit their stride on Monster Zero. This is definitely an album which is meant to be listened to as a whole; no detaching a song here or there for criticism or praise. As an album that rises or falls based on the ability of the songs to stay cohesive and entertaining, Monster Zero doesn't fail one bit. Rather, the dark tones, the sparse but powerful whispered British-esque vocals and the ability for Voyager One to go from soft to loud and back again in a non-emo/math rock manner makes everything on here click. Reading that last sentence, it may seem that Voyager One's means to an end came by taking a page from the emo guide to success, but never, ever use that phrase to describe them. The elements of success are perhaps similar, but this act falls back on traditional British rock structure moreso than any American guide to rock. With that in mind, there is surely a stoner aspect to the music, not in the traditional pot realm as much as something more ambient, say Pink Floyd-esque. However, if one is looking for musical comrades to Voyager One, think My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and a shoegazer version of Low. As a nice change of pace, this comes highly recommended."
- Kurt Morris - CMJ


"...And where many would fail, Voyager One ultimately succeed, crafting an album with a sound just prickly and bombastic enough to do old Ghidrah justice. Guitars with a half-life of about 10,000 years soar and strafe, while Tony Zuniga's drums flatten the landscape. The whole record sounds like it was recorded in an immense cavern, with a dense mix slathered in huge reverb. For most of the album, Voyager One comprises five people generating as much sound as possible, employing loops, keyboards, guitars, samples, voices, horns, cello, and truckloads of drums... Voyager One delivers a space-rock outing that brings just as much rock as space to your speakers, a balance that's not often achieved. Furthermore, it slaughters their 2000 debut From The New Nation Of Long Shadows, which was already pretty good to begin with."
- Joe Tangari - Pitchfork


Shadows and Daydreams - a film by Projectorhead

"This DVD is an artsy project that combines Projectorhead's rapid fire, cut 'n' slice images to Voyager One's music from both 'Dissolver' and 'Monster Zero' (their prior record). This would be the absolute perfect thing to run in a trendy nightclub or rock venue, as the old station IDs and countdown screens add a trippy dimension to the already spacey music. Images of astronauts collide with old bikini girl footage, Indians, milk maids, '50s twist dancers, fish, octopi, etc. It's a retro-footage blast, and the music simply kicks heinder."
- Michael Pearlstein, THE BIG TAKEOVER issue 60 - The Big Takeover


"Sine Waves' is probably one of my fave tracks at the moment...deep, emotional but [expletive] ace!...'Here' is another highlight for me...some wicked sonic ideas expressed...nice!”
- Fergie Show, BBC RADIO 1 - BBC Radio - Fergie


"Gorgeous is an understatement.."
-Jennifer Maerz - The Stranger (Seattle, WA)


It's tempting to file the surging drone of Voyager One under the rubric of psychedelia, but that wouldn't do justice to the sprawling vision of guitarist/singer/producer Jeramy Koepping and his band, which recalls an empyrean choir, or perhaps a flock of low-end and effects-pedal-wielding angels brushing your cheek.
- Andrew Lentz - L.A. Weekly


"Spacey, ethereal pop...creating a cosmic amalgam full of musical moonbeams...adding a psychedelic flavor to their sonic swirl...Pass the Valium."
- Magnet


"This Seattle band's third album sounds like their best yet - majestic psychedelic space-rock ranging from ethereal, trance-inducing drones to epic rockers that explode with blissed-out guitar noise."
- Don Yates, music director of KEXP seattle - KEXP


"...Under The Radar once called Dissolver one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Seriously, I'd beat down the mailman for it. 9 blips out of 10."
- Cory Frye - Under The Radar Mag


Discography

EP / 2009 - Reassembled (remix ep)
LP / 2008 - Perfect As Cats: Cure tribute compilation (w/ Dandy Warhols, Bat For Lashes, and Jesu, among others)
LP / 2008 - Afterhours in the Afterlife
EP / 2007 - Bed of Sound (single+remixes)
LP / 2005 - Dissolver
EP / 2003 - The Magic Garden e.p.
LP / 2002 - Monster Zero
LP / 2000 - From the New Nation of Long Shadows

The following tracks have received repeat airplay:

Poisoner's Waltz - from "New Nation".
Wires, Gun - from "Monster Zero".
Salvation, Endless Repeat, Satellite Eye and
The People's Candidate - from "Dissolver".
Bed of Sound, The Good You Do Not Do (remix) - from "Bed of Sound EP"
Ocean Grey, The Future is Obsolete, Here, Sine Waves, Give, The Kids Take Control - from "Afterhours in the Afterlife"
M - from "Perfect as Cats" compilation.

Some of these tracks and others can be streamed from our myspace page.

*recently at # 90 on CMJ Radio 200.

*Receiving heavy rotation airplay (in top 20) on:
WFDU, WXDU, WLHS, WUSR, KPUR, WGBK, WVMM, KSUB, WRDP, WDWN, WDBK, VIC RADIO, KRSC, WTCC, WBWC, WSIN, WFWM, WMCR-2, WMBR, KRNL, WECI, WHRW, WMLN, KAMP

*podcasts:
KEXP - Seattle WA , KPSU - Portland OR , East Village Radio N.Y.C. , Little Radio L.A. , WOXY - Cincinatti OH

*TV & Film Placements:
Road Rules - MTV , One Tree Hill - CW Network,
Suicide Girls DVD, Lonely Girl 15: The Resistance

*Video Game Placements:
Xbox 360 Ferrari Challenge (alongside Black Moth Super Rainbow and Menomena, among others)

*CMJ / Sonicbids Spotlight Winner - May 04, 2007

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*Voyager One currently featured on KEXP podcast Vol.148: Slow and Pretty

"..'Sine Waves' is probably one of my fave tracks at the moment...deep, emotional but [expletive] ace!...'Here' is another highlight for me...some wicked sonic ideas expressed...nice!"
- Fergie Show, BBC RADIO 1

"And where many would fail, Voyager One ultimately succeed, crafting an album with a sound just prickly and bombastic enough to do old Ghidrah justice... employing loops, keyboards, guitars, samples, voices, horns, cello, and truckloads of drums... Voyager One delivers a space-rock outing that brings just as much rock as space to your speakers, a balance that's not often achieved."
- Joe Tangari, PITCHFORK

"It's tempting to file the surging drone of Voyager One under the rubric of psychedelia, but that wouldn't do justice to the sprawling vision of guitarist/singer/producer Jeramy Koepping and his band, which recalls an empyrean choir, or perhaps a flock of low-end and effects-pedal-wielding angels brushing your cheek."
- Andrew Lentz, LA WEEKLY

"..Majestic psychedelic space-rock ranging from ethereal, trance-inducing drones to epic rockers that explode with blissed-out guitar noise."
- Don Yates, music director of KEXP

"Spacey, ethereal pop...creating a cosmic amalgam full of musical moonbeams... adding a psychedelic flavor to their sonic swirl... Pass the Valium."
- MAGNET

Voyager One began as an ad placed by Jeramy Koepping in a local Seattle magazine looking for "someone, anyone to help create sonic groove oriented psychedelia." Peter Marchese answered the ad and the confusion began. After adding the first of a series of rhythm sections the band recorded their debut record "From the New Nation of Long Shadows" in the top floor of a refurbished barn in Issaquah Washington. The record was equal parts blistering rock with washes of feedback and quiet pastoral psychedelia. It also included a 1/4 speed cover of the Beatles' "Day Tripper" and was released in 2000 on Seattle indie Loveless records. The band raised its profile with appearances at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival as well as two west coast tours and shows with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Lift to Experience among others.

2002 saw the release of Voyager One's second record, entitled Monster Zero. Adding loops, samples, synths, horns and strings to their already kaleidoscopic sound canon, Monster Zero prompted the LA Weekly to proclaim "these tracks are unsentimental deluges of sensory overload that hit the head, heart and gut in equal measure." Another appearance at Bumbershoot and a SXSW showcase were among the live highlights for the band.

2005 saw the release of Voyager One's third and latest record entitled "Dissolver." Another stylistic shift reveals a slimmed down, but no less psychedelic record which garnered this review from the Seattle Stranger, "Gorgeous is an understatement". Under The Radar magazine gave the album "9 blips out of 10". The band earned an opening slot on Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's national tour, a song on the Suicide Girls DVD, and a showcase at CMJ 2006.

Voyager One has just released its latest, After hours in the After Life. The record is currently charting in the CMJ top 100 radio and climbing, and is enjoying nationwide sales.

Voyager One's live show is also accompanied by the work of Projectorhead, a live visualist who uses 16mm projections and homemade slides to turn the stage into a swirling canvas filled with underwater volcanoes and solar flares. When combined with the music of Voyager One, it produces an intense and amazing live show that is not to be missed.