Live Video: TORRES

Live Video
06/14/2015
Jim Beckmann
photo by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

On Sprinter, the latest album by TORRES, Mackenzie Scott does not run away from the big issues. The 24-year old Brooklyn-based artist has clearly grown from her Southern Baptist upbringing, outpacing the usual "country girl meets big city" timeline but not so quickly that she dodges heavy themes of identity, mortality, religion and dissolution. While Sprinter is hardly a clean break from the myopia of youth, the journey, richly complicated by producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, Marianne Faithfull), is a rewarding one for all. On their trek to Seattle, the band somewhat fittingly encountered a hurdle, causing them to miss their scheduled session, but fortunately we were able to reroute and reset them for this winning performance.

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