If the impending warm weather with all its chirping birds and pretty flowers makes you roll your eyes, we’ve got a moody, grunge-fueled new song that might be your new jam. Torres, otherwise known as Mackenzie Scott, is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter with an aggressively husky voice that demands to be listened to. “Strange Hellos” isn’t what one would call a pleasant listen; it drills into your brain with a howling insistence. That said, the hooks are catchy, with a unique rough-around-the-edges quality that positions Torres to be indie rock’s next big thing. The video, exclusively premiering here, is as dark and hypnotizing as the song. Check it out, below.
And don’t miss Torres on tour:
March 17: Austin, TX Ground Control Party at The Mohawk - SXSWMarch 18: Austin, TX, Central Presbyterian Church - SXSW Official ShowcaseMarch 18: Austin, TX, The Mohawk - SXSW Pitchfork Day PartyMarch 19: Austin, TX, Cheer Up Charlie’s - SXSW AV Club Day PartyMarch 20: Austin, TX, Bar 96 - SXSW Culture Collide, Dr. Martens PartyMarch 21: Austin, TX, Scoot Inn - SXSW The Beehive PartyMarch 21: Austin, TX, Central Presbyterian Church - SXSW Under The Radar PartyMay 4: Saxapahaw, NC, Haw River BallroomMay 6: Nashville, TN, The Stone Fox, with Aero Flynn through 5/17May 8: Dallas, TX, Club DadaMay 9: Austin, TX, The MohawkMay 11: Scottsdale, AZ, Pub Rock LiveMay 12: Los Angeles, CA, The EchoMay 13: San Francisco, CA, Bottom Of The HillMay 15: Portland, OR, Doug Fir LoungeMay 16: Seattle, WA, BarbozaMay 17: Vancouver, BC, Electric OwlMay 20: Minneapolis, MN, 7th St. EntryMay 21: Chicago, IL, The Empty Bottle, with Aero Flynn through 5/27May 22: Detroit, MI, UFO FactoryMay 23: Toronto, ON, The GarrisonMay 27: Brooklyn, NY, Baby’s All RightJune 25: Allston, MA, Great ScottJune 26: New York, NY, Mercury LoungeJune 27: Philadelphia, PA, Boot & SaddleJune 28: Washington, DC, DC9June 30: Durham, NC, The PinhookJuly 1: Atlanta, GA, The EarlJuly 2: Chattanooga, TN, Rhythm & Brews