Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Your Daily Lick: VIR

Shadow of a Mountain (self-released)

By Nate Seltenrich
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 10:51 AM

Finally, someone makes this shoegaze revival thing work. Oakland's VIR, formerly called Montana, lays U2-size vocals, melodies, and song structures over sinister, flatline backdrops à la Joy Division. The resulting tension, anchored by singer Sam Sloane's excellent guitar work, creates songs that don't stale.

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