Grouper (musician)

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Birth name Elizabeth Harris
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Ambient, dream pop, drone, psychedelic folk, experimental
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano,-
Years active 2005–present
Labels Kranky
Associated acts Mirrorring, Slow Walkers, Raum, Xiu Xiu, Inca Ore, Roy Montgomery

Grouper is the solo project of musician and artist Liz Harris, of Oregon.


Harris’ first album was 2005’s Grouper, a self-released full-length CD-R, followed later that year by Way Their Crept on Free Porcupine (re-released in 2007 on Type Records). Other recordings include 2006's He Knows, released as a 3" CD, the 12" Weird Forest release Wide in 2007, and a 7" called Tried.

She released a collaboration album with Xiu Xiu in 2006, entitled Creepshow.

Harris released her third full-length album, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, in 2008.

Early in 2012, Grouper performed Violet Replacement in the UK and Europe, a pair of longform tape collage pieces which originally took shape for commissioned performances in New York and Berkeley.

At Berlin's Club Transmediale festival in early February of 2012 Harris premiered a new work called Circular Veil in collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma--seven hours of music, designed to mimic one full sleep cycle.




  • He Knows, CD-R (2006), reissued on 7" Vinyl (2009)
  • Tried, 7" Vinyl (2007)
  • Hold/Sick, 7" Vinyl (2010)
  • Water People, 7" Vinyl (2011)


  • Creepshow, CD and LP. Collaboration with the band Xiu Xiu under the artist name "Grouper vs. Xiu Xiu" (2006)
  • Eckords. Collaboration with Jorge Behringer under the artist name "Flash Lights" (2006)
  • Visitor, 10" vinyl. Collaboration with Ilyas Ahmed
  • Foreign Body, vinyl and CD. Collaboration with Tiny Vipers under the artist name "Mirrorring" (2012)
  • Slow Walkers, vinyl. Collaboration with Lawrence English under the artist name "Slow Walkers" (2013)
  • The Event of Your Leaving, vinyl. Collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma under the artist name "Raum" (2013)

Split Releases[edit]

  • w/Inca Ore, Cassette (2007), reissued on CD and 12" Vinyl (2008)
  • w/City Center, 7" Tour Vinyl (2008)
  • w/Pumice, 7" Tour Vinyl (2009)
  • w/Roy Montgomery, 12" Vinyl (2009)
  • Tsuki No Seika: Volume One w/Xela, 7" Vinyl (2009) [1]


  1. ^ "Tsuki No Seika: Volume One". Retrieved 2012-12-31. 

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