"Don't stay down," Julie Thoreen demands, on Har-di-Har's first new song in over two years. This single, "We Must Stand Up," rings true to the times, hailing a resistance and their upcoming debut full-length album, we will will you.
Julie, together with musical and life partner Andrew Thoreen, addresses the threats to their relationship and how they deal with them. "We move together," they sing, as each contributes an eclectic series of sounds to the composition, from trombone to midi samples.
I love these two and their music because they blur lines in so many ways: sharing a drum set in live performances, mixing art and music, and inserting politically vague statements into their work. But here, in a moment of defiance, they define themselves clearly to one another.