Years active 1989–present
Labels Discovery Records, R.D.S./Rough Trade Records
Associated acts KIF, Planet Microjam, Black Cherry Acid Lab. Houseofreedom, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Jojo Meyer & Nerve,
Members: Freedom Bremner, David Fiuczynski, David Ginyard, Daniel Sadownick, Gene Lake, Skoota Warner.
Past members: Dean Bowman, Fima Ephron, John Medeski, Jojo Mayer
Historically the Torsos' music mixes and mashes guitar driven rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul, r&b, reggae, and drum and bass grooves and concepts, along with future shock percussion, improvisation, acrobatic vocals, and most recently Fiuczynski's eastern, Arabic, and African, microtonal guitar influences. SHT's original line up was guitarist David Fiuczynski, vocalist Dean Bowman, bassist Fima Ephron, percussionist Daniel Sadownick, and drummer Jojo Mayer (Nerve). Drummer Gene Lake joined the Torsos, replacing Jojo Mayer for their 2001 album Live!! and the album "Torsos 2005". In 2001 vocalist Freedom Bremner replaced Dean Bowman. He joined the band officially in 2004 and was featured along with Dean Bowman on the album "Torsos 2005". Fima Ephron, featured on all the Torsos' albums, left the band in 2004 replaced briefly by bassist Steve Jenkins until 2008 and the entrance of David Ginyard. Screaming Headless Torsos has also featured many of New York's top musicians during their live performances including Sofia Ramos (vocals), John Medeski, (keyboards), rapper Ahmed Best, and Reggie Washington, (bass). The Torsos' rhythm section has also at times served as the backing band for artist, Meshell Ndegeocello , for both live in concert and on her early recordings.