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|Born||February 7, 1965|
|Genres||Experimental, indie rock, folk, experimental rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, carpenter, art instructor|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, dulcimer, vibraphone, clarinet, piano, organ, violin, viola, accordion, melodica, keyboards, guitar, bass, trombone|
|Associated acts||Swans (2010-2016)
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)
Thor Harris (born February 7, 1965) is a musician, painter, and carpenter. 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. He also contributed to Ben Frost's 2014 album, Aurora. 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 on February 8, 2017, Twitter briefly suspended Harris's account for the video. On August 10, 2017, Harris announced his candidacy for governor of Texas on Twitter.
- Fields of Innards (1999, Thor Harris and Rob Halverson)
- New Mother (1999, Angels of Light on Young God Records)
- Robinson Ear's Little Whirled of Sound (2000, Rob Halverson)
- The Dissolving Room (2001, Shearwater on Grey Flat)
- Everybody Makes Mistakes (2002, Shearwater on Misra)
- One Night Only (2002, Rob Halverson)
- Winged Life (2004, Shearwater on Misra)
- Rejoicing in the Hands (2004, Devendra Banhart on Young God)
- Niño Rojo (2004, Devendra Banhart on Young God)
- Second Whirled (2004, Rob Halverson)
- A River Ain't Too Much to Love (May 31, 2005; Smog (Bill Callahan))
- Palo Santo (2006, Shearwater on Misra)
- Woke on a Whaleheart (April 17, 2007; Bill Callahan on Drag City)
- Rook (2008, Shearwater)
- Drums and Drunken Circuit Bender (2009, Thor Harris, Rob Halverson, and Bill Callahan))
- The Golden Archipelago (2010, Shearwater)
- My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (2010, Swans)
- Fields of Innards II (2010 Thor Harris and Rob Halverson)
- The Seer (2012, Swans)
- Dream River (2013, Bill Callahan on Drag City)
- To Be Kind (2014, Swans)
- A U R O R A (2014, Ben Frost)
- The Glowing Man (2016, Swans)
- Thor and Friends (2016, Thor and Friends)
- Ken Lieck (January 21, 2000). "Hammer of the Gods". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "Music | Thor Harris and Rob Halverson albums". Thorrob.bandcamp.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wicks, Amanda. "Thor Harris Says He's Running for Governor of Texas". Pitchfork.com. Condé Nast. Retrieved 11 August 2017.