Posts Tagged ‘Mackenzie Scott’

September 19, 2017

We’ve been riding on cloud nine lately thanks to new music from Nashville singer songwriter Mackenzie Scott’s acclaimed project TORRES. Songs like Skim and Three Futures pushed the boundaries of art rock and alternative with their angular guitars and their edgy demeanor. We can’t wait for her new album Three Futures to drop on September 29th. Today, TORRES shared a new cut off the album, giving us a dark and vehement, raw clamoring experience that fills us with a sense of urgency and dread. Helen In The Woods is a thrilling listen and a yelpy gripping dip into vociferous experimentalism. Its music video is just as jarring and visceral, leaving our pulses racing in wild excitement for that new album. Pre-order Three Futures from 4AD, here.

July 13, 2017

I know I already emphasized this previously, but I’m absolutely thrilled that Mackenzie Scott, the Nashville singer songwriter known as TORRES, has returned. I’m still very much stuck on Skim, her first single since her superb 2015 album Sprinter, and as I had hoped, the song was an auspicious sign of more to come. Today, TORRES announced her next full length, Three Futures, which will be arriving on 4AD on September 29. Mackenzie Scott explains that the album will be “entirely about using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy.” She’s also unveiled the title cut by way of another riveting music video. Three Futures is an introspective ambler of an art rock piece whose guitars and baroque vocals again evoke St. Vincent, pervaded by a minimalist drum machine beat. There’s an intensity to TORRES’ delivery on the song despite its soft, languorous pace. Three Futures feels poignantly lonely yet familiarly comforting, in a very beautiful way. It makes me think of springtime. I’m absolutely gutted that TORRES has canceled her upcoming tour and won’t be headlining Popscene in San Francisco on July 21st. I was really looking forward to that. I can only hope she’ll reschedule a new tour very soon. Pre-order her sure to be brilliant new album from 4AD, here.

June 7, 2017

I was utterly thrilled when I found out that Mackenzie Scott, the Nashville singer songwriter behind TORRES, will be bringing her music to Popscene in San Francisco on July 21st. Her 2015 album Sprinter was a favorite of that year, and I’d been immensely obsessed with its raw evocative rock. I even went out to catch her at Bottom Of The Hill when she toured for it later that year. A new tour usually means new music, and sure enough, TORRES, who recently signed with venerated label 4AD, has unleashed a new song and video today. The video for Skim is a provocative watch, and the song itself is more of this artist’s brilliance. She wades into St. Vincent-like waters with Skim’s art rock and gnarled guitar, but the song is still so distinctly Torres. I have a feeling I’m in for a renewed love affair with her music considering there must be more new Torres music on the way if she’s going to be touring all fall. You can purchase Skim from 4AD, here.

March 25, 2015
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One of the acts who performed at SXSW last week that I wish I had been able to catch, since I’ve never seen her live, is Torres, aka singer songwriter Mackenzie Scott. The indie rock artist from Nashville is gearing up to release a sophomore album, and I’m much fond of her new single Sprinter, a gloomy, grunge tinged, and gloriously dark indie rock song. I can only imagine how great it would have been to watch her perform this song in Austin. Sprinter is the title track from the coming album, due out May 5th on Partisan.

April 23, 2014
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Torres, aka singer songwriter Mackenzie Scott, teamed up with a list of formidable artists on her compelling new song New Skin. On it, she’s backed by Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs, Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and Sharon Van Etten. Wow. The folksy indie rock track is a gritty, raw gem, expressing stalwart strength in the face of a melancholic poignancy. Torres is working on a new album to follow 2013’s critically acclaimed debut album.

April 23, 2014
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Torres, aka singer songwriter Mackenzie Scott, teamed up with a list of formidable artists on her compelling new song New Skin. On it, she’s backed by Dave Hartley of The War On Drugs, Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and Sharon Van Etten. Wow. The folksy indie rock track is a gritty, raw gem, expressing stalwart strength in the face of a melancholic poignancy. Torres is working on a new album to follow 2013’s critically acclaimed debut album.