Members: Sam Sloane, Jeff Paul, Natasha Arens
VIR Formed originally under the name Montana. Sam left his home in New Zealand and meet drummer Jeff Paul (formerly of the Curtain Society). Natasha Arens joined on Bass in Mid 2005. since then the band have played dozens of shows in and around the bay area, Nevada and Northern California. The band released the Good Night Ep in 2005 and the online Ep Facing the sea in 2006. This year saw the band recording their first full length, Shadow of a Mountain, due for release in 2008
VIR produce original music that is unashamedly melodic, honest and of an evocative and affecting quality. 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 them elevates the music to evocative peaks.