Thor Harris

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Thor Harris
Born (1965-02-07) February 7, 1965 (age 52)
Genres Rock, folk rock, indie rock, lo-fi
Occupation(s) Musician, carpenter, art instructor
Instruments Drums, percussion, dulcimer, vibraphone, clarinet, piano, organ, violin, viola, accordion, melodica, keyboards, guitar, bass, trombone
Years active 1986–Present
Associated acts Swans (2010-2016)
Shearwater (2001-2010)
Bill Callahan (2005-present)
Devendra Banhart (2004)
The Angels of Light (1999-2001)
Rebecca Cannon (1995-present)
Rob Halverson (1993-present)
Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra (2013)
Lisa Germano
Gretchen Phillips

Thor Harris (born February 7, 1965) is a musician, painter, and carpenter.[1] He was the percussionist for Swans (2010–2016). He has performed with Shearwater (2001– 2010), a band from Austin, Texas, Bill Callahan, The Angels of Light, Lisa Germano, Gretchen Phillips, Devendra Banhart, Rebecca Cannon, Swans, Flock of Dimes & Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra. He has recorded six instrumental albums with the Austin producer Rob Halverson.[2] He also contributed to Ben Frost's 2014 album, Aurora.[3] In February 2017, he posted a video to his Twitter account titled "How To Punch A Nazi" as a response to the rise of Richard Spencer and other popular Neo-Nazis and on February 8, 2017, Twitter briefly suspended Harris's account[4] for the video.



  1. ^ Ken Lieck (January 21, 2000). "Hammer of the Gods". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Music | Thor Harris and Rob Halverson albums". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ Geslani, Michelle (March 20, 2014). "Listen: Ben Frost's new song "Venter", featuring Swans' Thor Harris". March 20, 2014. Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Rettig, James (February 8, 2017). "Thor Harris Suspended From Twitter For How-To-Punch-A-Nazi Tutorial". February 8, 2017. Stereogum. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 

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