video premiere: torres, "strange hellos"

    moody girl-grunge you'll obsess over

    by Gabrielle Korn · March 10, 2015

    Photo via Partisan Records.

    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 - SXSW
    March 18: Austin, TX, Central Presbyterian Church - SXSW Official Showcase
    March 18: Austin, TX, The Mohawk - SXSW Pitchfork Day PartyMarch 19: Austin, TX, Cheer Up Charlie's - SXSW AV Club Day Party
    March 20: Austin, TX, Bar 96 - SXSW Culture Collide, Dr. Martens Party
    March 21: Austin, TX, Scoot Inn - SXSW The Beehive Party
    March 21: Austin, TX, Central Presbyterian Church - SXSW Under The Radar Party
    May 4: Saxapahaw, NC, Haw River Ballroom
    May 6: Nashville, TN, The Stone Fox, with Aero Flynn through 5/17
    May 8: Dallas, TX, Club Dada
    May 9: Austin, TX, The Mohawk
    May 11: Scottsdale, AZ, Pub Rock Live
    May 12: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
    May 13: San Francisco, CA, Bottom Of The Hill
    May 15: Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
    May 16: Seattle, WA, Barboza
    May 17: Vancouver, BC, Electric Owl
    May 20: Minneapolis, MN, 7th St. Entry
    May 21: Chicago, IL, The Empty Bottle, with Aero Flynn through 5/27
    May 22: Detroit, MI, UFO Factory
    May 23: Toronto, ON, The Garrison
    May 27: Brooklyn, NY, Baby's All Right
    June 25: Allston, MA, Great Scott
    June 26: New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
    June 27: Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle
    June 28: Washington, DC, DC9
    June 30: Durham, NC, The Pinhook
    July 1: Atlanta, GA, The Earl
    July 2: Chattanooga, TN, Rhythm & Brews

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