March 12, 2013
Frontwoman Mackenzie Scott explains in this excellent video from Pitchfork, that she chose the moniker “Torres” in tribute to her grandfather. As the co-owner of a store named for fathers and grandfathers, you can imagine my delight in learning this. I recently caught Torres throwing it down at The Empty Bottle in Chicago, and I was blown away by her intimate, emotionally-connected performance. I happily picked up the “still warm” first vinyl pressing of the debut album, and as mind-blowing as they were live, this band sounds just as good on the home HiFi.
Torres is playing tonight at SXSW as we speak. Seek them out.