Har-di-Har

Har-di-Har is a Twin Cities-based dream-pop/psychedelic-folk duo that play intricately-composed music for voice, guitar/bass, and keyboard while simultaneously splitting the drumset between the separate hands and feet of each member. Strong melodies, complex harmonies, and spacious soundscapes, combine to create a stimulation of the senses played as three-legged contests are won.

Midwesterners each, the Iowa natives are poised at a crossroads of American sound, geographically and historically. The deft pair is at equal ease and inspired by the music of: Mates of State, Stereolab, The Microphones, Dirty Projectors, Phillip Glass, and St. Vincent. Their love of dance music combines to create a sum that has been called "D&V"--as the sound is largely driven by drums and vocal harmonies.

Their sound inhabits that perfect balance where a melodic line enters emotional space, as though Miles Davis were performing Gregorian chant. Julie's richly mellifluous rasp calms the experimental ambition of the group to an emotionally cogent sincerity. The result is a familial, yet strangely enchanting, heart-strung wonderment that seems a portrait (as much as an expression) of the obviously-compassionate pair.

Past Shows


Dec
12
th
2018
7th St Entry
Dec
12
th
2018
7th St Entry

Poolboy

with Har-di-Har and Con Davison
Jul
5
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jul
5
th
2017
7th St Entry

Esmé Patterson

with Har-di-Har and Sasha Druva and The Violet Rise
Aug
21
st
2015
Turf Club
Aug
21
st
2015
Turf Club

J.E. Sunde

with Har-di-Har and FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo)
May
8
th
2015
Turf Club
May
8
th
2015
Turf Club

Seoul and Ballet School

with Har-di-Har
Nov
14
th
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2014
7th St Entry

Avi Buffalo

with Har-di-Har and Grand Courriers
Oct
1
st
2014
7th St Entry
Oct
1
st
2014
7th St Entry

Mutual Benefit

with Ricky Eat Acid and Har-di-Har
Jul
21
st
2014
7th St Entry
Jul
21
st
2014
7th St Entry

Hundred Waters

with Fort Wilson Riot, Vacation Dad and Har-di-Har
Jan
3
rd
2014
Turf Club
Jan
3
rd
2014
Turf Club

And The Professors

with batteryboy and Har-di-Har

More Shows

Nov
22
nd
First Avenue

Dylan Gossett

Oct
15
th
Turf Club

Joshua Hyslop

Jul
18
th
Turf Club
Jun
14
th
Turf Club

BAG MEN featuring Steve Gorman, Luther Dickinson, and Nick Govrik