Georgia-bred, Brooklyn-based indie-rock songwriter Mackenzie Scott operates under the name Torres and specializes in a raw, confessional, ominous and quite rocking music that is overt in its debt to Polly Jean Harvey but gripping just the same. Torres’ sophomore effort Sprinter followed Scott’s stint opening for and recording with Sharon Van Etten. It was produced by P. J. Harvey alum Rob Ellis and features contributions from Portishead’s Adrian Utley: quite the advisory board for a disquietingly intimate, discomfort-zone songwriter such as Scott.
Torres performs at (can you guess?) BSP in Kingston on Sunday, October 25. Purchase alum Air Waves (also known as Nicole Schneit) opens.