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The Never​-​Ending Year

by VAR

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Moments 04:51
Fearless 03:57
Drowning 02:19
Run 03:44
By the ocean 04:12
Breathing 01:35
Highlands 05:31


In certain seasons, time can depart from the static drone of minutes and hours and days and months, and settle into a less mechanical rhythm. It is replaced by something more organic -- a fluctuating heartbeat, both resting and racing. This transition happens without notice as slowly the external becomes the internal. In more linear terms, the new decade will mark a new addition to the Spartan Records roster — Iceland’s VAR, a melodic indie rock quartet. Building upon four years of performance and experimentation within their home country, VAR has honed their devastatingly beautiful sound into something more refined and explosive on their new LP "The Never-Ending Year." Think Sigur Ros with more urgency, We Were Promised Jetpacks with more intricacy, and Frightened Rabbit with more grit.


released April 24, 2020

Written by VAR
Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Eiður Steindórsson
Mastered by Bassi Ólafsson @ Tónverk, Hveragerði
Additional engineering by KRÍA

Album artwork design by Magnús Bjarni Gröndal
Photography by N. Bates


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"The Never-Ending Year" out now on Spartan Records.

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