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TORRES - 'Helen In The Woods'
TORRES : 'Helen In The Woods'
19th September 2017

“TORRES Mackenzie Scott trades her former indie-rock band arrangements for brooding, programmed electronic tracks — with long-breathed melodies and electric-guitar incursions ... She’s still grappling with obsessions, betrayals, sexuality, memories and self-revelation.” – New York Times’ Pop and Jazz Fall Preview
“Mackenzie Scott bends her voice like melted plastic and leaves room in her dusky instrumentation for it to shine.” – New York Magazine’s Fall Preview 2017
“The new album is a bold step forward, embracing a glossy, doom-filled sonic palette to compliment the cold power of Scott’s voice.” SPIN’s Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

“An artist growing bolder with her every passing era” (Pitchfork), TORRES, the creative alter-ego of Mackenzie Scott, will release Three Futures via 4AD on September 29th.  With less than two weeks to go until the album’s release, TORRES now presents the Ashley Connor-directed video for new single, “Helen In The Woods.” This follows the “chilling, guitar-grinding study in lust and betrayal" (Rolling Stone) of lead single “Skim” and the album’s “gorgeously languid” (NPR Music) title track. You can stream "Helen In The Woods" here.

«The first time I heard the song, I thought the guitar riff had such an incredible energy -  so I told Mackenzie to come down south and we'd shoot something that felt like your face melting off in the woods.  We shot on 16mm film and used only in camera effects -  we were a couple feral cats gyrating in a barn.» — Ashley Connor

Three Futures, TORRES’ third full-length album and debut with 4AD, is permeated by vivacious sonic and spiritual decadence.  It’s a record about “using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy.”  It embraces ecstasy and indulgence rather than self-denial and exudes this idea via immersive music:  mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, harsh gothic / industrial textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs.  Through it all, Scott remains a fluid and expressive vocalist:  she employs both a macabre low rumble and a more animated, frantic delivery to convey the contorted desires described in "Helen in the Woods,” while elsewhere she exhibits a throaty, hollow timbre or takes a solemn, reverential approach.

Three Futures is released on limited gold vinyl, CD and on all digital platforms on 29th September.
Pre-order the album on limited gold vinyl and CD via 4AD 
Pre-order the album on all other platforms 
here.  Digital pre-orders will receive instant downloads of 'Three Futures' and 'Skim'.

Watch "Skim" and "Three Futures".

TORRES (guitar, vocals) and band -- Erin Manning (keyboards, vocals), Cameron Kapoor (guitar) and Dominic Cipolla (drums) -- will tour extensively this fall in support of Three Futures. The Dove & The Wolf will support on most dates. 

28th – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA, US [TICKETS]
29th – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC, US # [TICKETS]
30th – Sinclair, Boston, MA, US # [TICKETS]

1st – Petit Campus, Montreal, QC, Canada # [TICKETS]
3rd – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON, Canada # [TICKETS]
5th – Subterranean, Chicago, IL, US # [TICKETS]
6th – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, US # [TICKETS]
9th – Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC, Canada # [TICKETS]
11th – Doug Fir, Portland, OR, US # [TICKETS]
13th - Slims, San Francisco CA, US #
14th - Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA, US #
16th - Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles CA, US # [TICKETS]
17th – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US # [TICKETS]
20th – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT, US # [TICKETS]
21st – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO, US # [TICKETS]
23rd – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO, US # [TICKETS]
24th – High Watt, Nashville, TN, US # [TICKETS]
25th – The Basement, Columbus, OH, US # [TICKETS]
27th – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US # [TICKETS]

4th - Iceland Airwaves, Reykavik, Iceland [TICKETS]
7th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK # [TICKETS]
8th – Tufnell Park Dome, London, UK # [TICKETS]
9th – The Haunt, Brighton, UK # [TICKETS]
10th – Le Point Ephemere, Paris, France # [TICKETS]
11th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands # [TICKETS]
13th – Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany # [TICKETS]
14th – Waagenbau, Hamburg, Germany # [TICKETS]
15th – Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin, Germany # [TICKETS]
16th – Ampere, Munich, Germany # [TICKETS]
18th – Botanique / Rotonde, Brussels, Belgium # [TICKETS]

# = with The Dove & The Wolf