Thor Harris

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Thor Harris
Born (1965-02-07) February 7, 1965 (age 53)
GenresExperimental, indie rock, folk, experimental rock
Occupation(s)Musician, carpenter, art instructor
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, dulcimer, vibraphone, clarinet, piano, organ, violin, viola, accordion, melodica, keyboards, guitar, bass, trombone
Years active1986–present
Associated actsSwans (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 on February 8, 2017, Twitter briefly suspended Harris's account[4] for the video. On August 10, 2017, Harris announced his candidacy for governor of Texas on Twitter.[5]


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  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.
  5. ^ Wicks, Amanda. "Thor Harris Says He's Running for Governor of Texas". Condé Nast. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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