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Torres


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Beautiful & fierce, alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Sprinter (2015)

See also:

Torres's site

Wikipedia's entry for Torres

Torres's facebook page

Comparisons:

Emma Ruth Rundle, Bat For Lashes, PJ Harvey, Cat Power

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Truly great stuff—someone Pitchfork(?) describes her as a cross between PJ Harvey and EMA. She's got a voice and she know how to use it. (Neile)

Comments about live performance:

I saw Torres (twice!) at SXSW earlier this year. She was great!ĘDefinitely someone to watch. (neal)

Recommended first album:

Either

Recordings:


Torres

Release info:

2012

Availability:

wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Mackenzie Scott—vocals, guitars, percussion

Guest artists:

Chris DePorter—drums, percussion
Brady Surface—bass, synth
Mark Sloan—guitar, Rhodes
Bobby Chase—violin
Nathalie Press—backing vocals (4)
Ryan McFadden—drum programming (6, 8)

Produced by:

Mackenzie Scott and Ryan McFadden

Comments:

A strongly emotional, evocative album. Melancholy and haunting pop. It's is a great debut. About three-quarters is amazing—the rest is only very good. Sad, really (I joke). One of the top albums of the year. (Neile)

One of the top albums of the year. (gordoja@optonline.net)


Sprinter

Release info:

2015—Partisan Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Mackenzie Scott—vocals, guitars, synthesizers

Guest artists:

Rob Ellis—drums, synthesizers, percussion, Moog, Stylophone, backing vocals
Chris Hamilton—programming, treatments, Moog, guitar
Adrian Utley—guitar, oberheim moog, temple blocks
Ian Olliver—bass
Scanner—synthesizers, treatments
BJ Cole—pedal steel

Produced by:

Rob Ellis and Mackenzie Scott

Comments:

Still melancholy, but with an added edge. Gorgeous moments, angry moments. A truly expressive, affecting album. Every bit as strong as her debut. (Neile)

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