by Andrew Sacher

Torres

Torres has been playing new songs live for a while now, and she's finally announced the followup to her excellent 2013 debut LP. It's called Sprinter and will be out on May 5 via her new label home of Partisan Records. PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis produced it and PJ's bassist Ian Oliver backed Torres on the record, as did Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley. Working with PJ Harvey collaborators is a good fit for Torres, who gets a bit of a To Bring You My Love-style howl out on new single "Strange Hellos." Like her recent live shows predicted, the new song dives deeper into the heavier rock vibe that her debut only hinted at. Check it out, with the LP tracklist, below. That's the album artwork above.

Torres also announced a tour which follows her previously discussed Brooklyn Night Bazaar show and SXSW. The BK Bazaar show is this Friday (1/30) and also features Mainland, Heliotropes and Ancient Ocean. Like most BKNB shows, it's free.

All dates are listed, with the tracklist and new song, below...

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Sprinter Tracklist:
01. Strange Hellos
02. New Skin
03. Son, You Are No Island
04. A Proper Polish Welcome
05. Sprinter
06. Cowboy Guilt
07. Ferris Wheel
08. The Harshest Light
09. The Exchange

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Torres -- 2015 Tour Dates
1/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar
3/17-22 - Austin, TX - SXSW
5/6 - Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
5/8 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
5/9 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk - inside
5/11 - Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live
5/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
5/13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
5/15 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
5/16 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
5/17 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
5/20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
5/21 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
5/22 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
5/23 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
5/31 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound