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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.
With Rob Halverson
- Fields of Innards (1999, Thor Harris and Rob Halverson)
- Robinson Ear's Little Whirled of Sound (2000, Rob Halverson)
- One Night Only (2002, Rob Halverson)
- Second Whirled (2004, Rob Halverson)
- Fields of Innards II (2010 Thor Harris and Rob Halverson)
- The Dissolving Room (2001, Shearwater on Grey Flat)
- Everybody Makes Mistakes (2002, Shearwater on Misra)
- Winged Life (2004, Shearwater on Misra)
- Palo Santo (2006, Shearwater on Misra)
- Rook (2008, Shearwater)
- The Golden Archipelago (2010, Shearwater)
- My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (2010, Swans)
- The Seer (2012, Swans)
- To Be Kind (2014, Swans)
- The Glowing Man (2016, Swans)
- New Mother (1999, Angels of Light on Young God Records)
- Rejoicing in the Hands (2004, Devendra Banhart on Young God)
- Niño Rojo (2004, Devendra Banhart on Young God)
- A River Ain't Too Much to Love (May 31, 2005; Smog (Bill Callahan))
- Woke on a Whaleheart (April 17, 2007; Bill Callahan on Drag City)
- Drums and Drunken Circuit (2009, Thor Harris, Rob Halverson, and Bill Callahan))
- Dream River (2013, Bill Callahan on Drag City)
- A U R O R A (2014, Ben Frost)
- Thor and Friends (2016, Thor and Friends)
- Noplace (2017, Aidan Baker/Simon Goff/Thor Harris)
- 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.