Reykjavík Iceland emotional post-rock collective VAR is debuting a gorgeous new video for “Moments“, a track from its critically-acclaimed new album ‘The Never-Ending Year,’ out now via Spartan Records.
“Moments” was shot in the town of Stokkseyri, about an hour outside of Reykjavik on the southern coast of Iceland, at the country’s only existing organ workshop (which happens to be owned by the father of brothers and bandmates Júlíus Óttar and Egill Björgvinsson).
Check out “Moments”on PopDust: https://www.popdust.com/
Stream ‘The Never-Ending Year’ here: https://orcd.co/
VAR began as a solo project of Júlíus Óttar (vocals, guitar, piano) in 2013, but soon after, he realized that his vision for VAR could not be fully realized without additional collaborators — so he called upon those who were close. Soon his wife Myrra Rós (synths, vocals) and his brother Egill Björgvinsson (bass) joined the band along with friends Arnór Jónasson (guitar) and Andri Freyr Þorgeirsson (drums). With this lineup, VAR wrote and recorded the EP Vetur and performed for several years building a fiercely loyal fanbase. With time and competing responsibilities, Myrra Rós was pulled in a different direction and drummer Sigurður Ingi Einarsson replaced Andri Freyr to solidify the band’s current and more concentrated lineup. It was this transition that served as a catalyst for the reimagining of VAR’s sound.
‘The Never-Ending Year’ stands as one of Spartan Records most of awe-inspiring releases to date, and a record that will grow and evolve with each listen. Stay tuned to www.spartanrecords.com for more information, including song releases and stunning live performance footage — words fail to accurately describe the experience of both seeing and hearing the band live.
Júlíus Óttar Björgvinsson
Sigurður Ingi Einarsson