Photo via Partisan Records.


video premiere: torres, “strange hellos”

moody girl-grunge you’ll obsess over

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