Iceland's VAR Releasing 4-Song EP 'Live at Orgelsmidjan'
Today, Spartan Records partners once again with Iceland's VAR for the release of an exclusive, live four-song EP titled 'Live at Orgelsmidjan', featuring brand new live versions of tracks off the band's critically acclaimed 2020 album 'The Never-Ending Year.'
Pre-save link: https://orcd.co/varlive
A video for the track "Where To Find You" is premiering today on Under The Radar.
Stream the video here:
The EP was recorded at Orgelsmidjan, Iceland’s only pipe organ workshop, which also serves as the band's practice space.
"After releasing an album and having no chance to play it live, we felt like we had to do something to give people at least a little taste of us playing these songs live," says Júlíus Björgvinsson (vocals/guitar/keys). "VAR has always been about playing live and we always give everything we have to make the tension between us and the audience both peaceful and powerful. But since we could not play it live for people, we decided to make these live videos of us playing the songs at the organ workshop where we practice. We got our producer Eiður to do the sound for the videos and when he sent us the audio files Arnór brought that idea of releasing a live EP, because people had been asking us to do so. We were happy with the sound Eiður got from the session and how far it is from how the album sounds. It’s powerful, it’s raw and it’s honest. And that is VAR."