1997 3. A Polish, drone rock band. 1. With band now in the SF Bay Area but with roots in Christchurch, New Zealand, the album contends with a longing for home and a sense of loss despite the idealistic urge for challenge and experience abroad. Drawn to the contradictions and contrasts in the U.S the album contends with a futile attempt and defiant struggle to challenge an insurmountable mountain, as a result, VIR produce an album evocative of the American landscape. Vir’s debut LP "Shadow of a Mountain" (2008) blends elements of post-punk and shoegaze to create a glacial, dark and elegant record.
Sam Sloane’s mercurial and echo-laden guitar drifts through the record while Natasha Arens and Jeff Paul’s rhythm section build and swell around the escalating tension in Sloane’s vocals. Currently the band are mid way through recording their 2nd LP at Shark Bite studios in Oakland, whislt maintaining a solid schedule of Local and out of town shows. Vir’s music is unashamedly melodic, honest and affecting. The songs are built on an engaging dynamic of fragility, melancholy, ambiance and intensity. Live, the band is uninhibited in communicating songs of love and loss and the fervor with which they play elevates the music to evocative peaks. The band will be touring Shadow of a Mountain throughout the United States throughout the year and will come home to New Zealand in September 2009 for a national tour. 2.Vir Members:Michael Anderson, Scott Cortez Formed in Chicago, IL. 1997 to present Strika b/w Solaris (7", Ltd, Gre) on Drone Records 2000 Painted Dream (CD)DapurLosing Today 1999 Rewriting The BookThis Book No To Be SoldElsie & Jack Recordings2001 Drone Records DJ-Set (CDr)SolarisStillstand2003 A Selection Of Drones Past: Singles 1993-2000 (2xCD, Comp)StrikatUMULt2006 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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