Grouper (musician)

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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.



  • Grouper, CD-R (2005)
  • Way Their Crept, CD (2005), reissued on 12" Vinyl (2007)
  • Wide, CD and 12" Vinyl (2006)
  • Cover the Windows and the Walls, 12" Vinyl (2007), reissued on CD and Limited Edition Vinyl (2009)
  • Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, CD and 12" Vinyl (2008), reissued on CD and Vinyl by Kranky Records (2013)
  • A I A: Dream Loss and Alien Observer, two 12" Vinyl (2011)
  • Violet Replacement (2012)
  • The Man Who Died In His Boat (2013)


  • 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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