Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott) released her great self-titled debut LP back in early 2013. She's been touring hard in support of it ever since, including an appearance in Austin for SXSW 2013. Mackenzie is back for another round with SXSW (her full list of dates is below), during which she'll play the Thursday BrooklynVegan free day party. Meanwhile, we asked her 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
Torres: Red Rocks Amphitheater! (I spoke with my future self and she told me to say that.)
2) What would your metal band name be?
Severed Corn on the Macabre.
3) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.
A few months ago in Munich, my band and I went to Dachau on a show day. In retrospect, I should've known better than to visit a concentration camp mere hours before show time...it was a total downer and I was so zapped of energy that I ended up playing a terrible set that night. The crowd was great though!
4) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?
The new Diarrhea Planet album is a favorite. My drummer Chris got me into the Flat Duo Jets, so that's been fun. Tons of Nirvana. Chvrches, most definitely.
5) What are you up to for the rest of the year post-SXSW?
Writing and recording a new album! ( And touring some, hopefully).
Torres - "Honey"
Torres -- 2014 SXSW Schedule
Tuesday, March 11th // 12:05AM Riot Act Media (Official Showcase) Javelina Bar
Thursday, March 13th // 2:30 PM Brooklyn Vegan (Day Party) Red 7
Friday, March 14th // 1:00AM Misra Records (Official Showcase) Lamberts