David Ivar doesn't mind to be put in a box, if in good company, like with The Velvet Underground, Lucinda Williams or The Silver Jews.
Herman Dune is currently fronted by David Ivar Herman Dune, founder of the Herman Dune name
John Peel once claimed to recognize Herman Dune guitars the fastest and Jolie Holland called Herman Dune "The Leonard Cohen I know"
David Ivar is also a painter and shows his art around the world, from Miami Art Basel to the Paris FIAC.
He loves Turner Cody, James Levy, and Caitlin Rose
Herman Dune started as a trio with brothers David Ivar and André singing and writing, and drummer Omé, David Ivar's childhood friend. They Go To The Woods (2000 Shrimper) - Turn Off The Light (2000 Prohibited)
Drummer Neman joined Herman Dune for all subsequents albums: Switzerland Heritage (Prohibited), Mash Concrete Metal Mushroom (Shrimper), Mas Cambios (Track & Field), Not On Top (Track & Field).
in 2006, Andre left Herman Dune (after recording songs for the next album)
Herman Dune then released
Giant (Source Etc/EMI/Virgin) in 2006
Next Year In Zion (Source Etc/EMI/Everloving) in 2008
Strange Moosic (Strange Moosic/Gum) in 2011
After a long halt and moving to San Pedro, California,
in 2018, David Ivar released
Sweet Thursday on Santa Cruz Records
and Santa Cruz Gold on Santa Cruz Records