Oakland trio Voyaj got their start in 2003 when David Krah and Stephen O’Connell collaborated for the score of a short film. They released a few albums and played a few shows as The Sunward Spike before adding Sean Hagen four years ago. Earlier this year, they renamed themselves and released their self-titled LP as Voyaj. All three members collaborate and play some combination of drums, keys, bass, and guitar at varying points throughout the album, which I would describe as “weird pop” that takes you in several different directions during its nine songs. Voyaj plays a free post-Art Murmur show this Friday at the Uptown with Future Twin, Upside Drown, and All Your Sisters. Listen to “Strontium 91” below, and stream or download the rest of the album from their Bandcamp page.

Future Twin, Voyaj, Upside Drown, All Your Sisters
The Uptown
May 3, 2013
9pm, FREE