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Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Protomartyr, Nine Inch Nails, Ben Gibbard, and More

Plus A. Savage, Tricky, Zola Jesus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2017

The first four singles from Arcade Fire's forthcoming new album, Everything Now, seem to have gotten a mixed response from fans, but we make no apologies for naming the album's excellent and catchy first single, title track "Everything Now," our #1 Song of the Week back on June 2. More

Jul 12, 2017

Last month TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) shared a brand new song and video, "Skim" (it was our #1 Song of the Week), and announced that she had signed to the legendary British indie label 4AD. Now she has announced her new album, her third, and shared its title track. More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Emily Haines, Alvvays, The Dears, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast, LIV, Ride, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 09, 2017

What a packed week for new songs and album announcements, enough to help you ignore all the James Comey/Donald Trump (but at least the Conservatives stumbled at the U.K. general election). More

TORRES Shares Video for New Song “Skim,” Signs to 4AD, and Announces Tour Dates

Video Almost NSFW, North American and European Tour Dates This Summer and Fall

Jun 06, 2017

TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) last released an album, Sprinter, in 2015, via Partisan. It was her sophomore release and was excellent. Now she has signed to the legendary British indie label 4AD and shared a brand new single, "Skim," via its video.  More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn't have a strong chance of winning.  More

Listen: TORRES – “Special” (Garbage Cover)

TORRES Opening for Garbage on Their “20 Years of Queer Tour”

Oct 02, 2015

Next week Garbage embarks on their "20 Years of Queer Tour," in which they will play in its entirety their 1995-released excellent self-titled debut album. TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) will be the support act on the U.S. leg of the tour and in honor of that she has shared a new cover of Garbage's "Special," which is actually a song from the band's 1998-released sophomore album. Scott's take is rawer and more immediate than the original.  More

Garbage to Perform 1995 Debut Album in Its Entirety on U.S. and European Tours

"20 Years of Queer Tour" This October and November; TORRES and Dutch Uncles to Support

Jun 08, 2015

1995 was a pretty great year for music, with classic albums from Björk, The Cardigans, Elastica, Oasis, Pulp, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, and many others. It was also the year that Garbage released their excellent self-titled debut album. More

Apr 27, 2015

There are several notable albums coming out in the next couple of weeks, but you can stream them ahead of time. More

Listen: TORRES - “Cowboy Guilt”

New Album, Sprinter Out May 5

Apr 23, 2015

Just a few weeks out from releasing her anticipated sophomore LP Sprinter, Mackenzie Scott, aka TORRES, has premiered a brand new track from the effort titled, "Cowboy Guilt." More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Apr 08, 2015

Musical artist Mackenzie Scott, aka TORRES, has premiered a brand new music video for the title track of her upcoming sophomore LP, Sprinter. More

Check Out Photos from Under the Radar’s Official SXSW Showcase at Central Presbyterian Church

Featuring Shots of TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, Springtime Carnivore, Talk In Tongues, and Dinner

Apr 03, 2015

Under the Radar hosted an official nighttime showcase at SXSW this year on the final night of the Austin music conference (Saturday). The event happened at Central Presbyterian Church, a beautiful building with amazing acoustics, and featured sets from TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, Springtime Carnivore, Talk In Tongues, and Dinner. Photographers Wendy Lynch Redfern and Johannes Andersen were there to capture the action. More

Listen: TORRES - “Sprinter”

Title Track Off Upcoming Sophomore LP

Mar 25, 2015

On May 5 Brooklyn-based musical artist Mackenzie Scott, aka TORRES, will release her anticipated sophomore album Sprinter. More

My Favorite Thing: TORRES on Julianne Moore

Sprinter Out May 5 via Partisan; Playing Under the Radar's Official SXSW Showcase This Saturday at Central Presbyterian Church

Mar 17, 2015

My Favorite Thing is our recurring series when an artist tells us about one of their favorite things (favorite album, movie, book, TV show, comic book, food, etc.). Here, singer/songwriter/guitarist TORRES (aka Mackenzie Scott) tells us about her favorite actress, Julianne Moore, who just won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Still Alice. TORRES' sophomore album, Sprinter, is released on May 5 via Partisan. More

Watch: TORRES – “Strange Hello” Video

Headlining Under the Radar’s Official SXSW Showcase

Mar 12, 2015

TORRES’ new video for “Strange Hello” features dramatic split screens, low lighting, and semi-nude dancing.  More

Under the Radar’s SXSW 2015 Events to Feature of Montreal, Mew, Torres, San Fermin, and Many More

Thursday Day Party and Saturday Official Nighttime Showcase; Lineups Also Include East India Youth, Matthew E. White, Boxed In, Jacco Gardner, and Others

Mar 06, 2015

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our two SXSW 2015 events. This year we are having a day party at the Flamingo Cantina on Thursday, March 19, and an official nighttime showcase at Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21. Our events are set to feature performances from of MontrealMewTorresSan FerminEast India YouthMatthew E. WhiteJacco GardnerBoxed InSOAKAmasonSpringtime CarnivorePompeiiTalk in Tongues, and Dinner. More


Interviews

Jun 19, 2015

When Mackenzie Scott spoke with Under the Radar last summer about the prospect of following up her 2013 debut, released under the pseudonym TORRES, she talked about the term "confessional" as it was used to describe the oft-times soft and introspective nature of her debut. More

Sep 29, 2014

In 2013, Mackenzie Scott (aka Torres) released her debut album. Torres was a fantastic introduction to a talented artist, a singer/songwriter adept at both the furious and the calm, the soul-baring and the storytelling, the dark and the light. More


Reviews

Sprinter

Sprinter

Partisan

May 08, 2015

When singer/songwriter and Macon, GA native Mackenzie Scott released her debut self-titled album under the moniker TORRES a day before her 23rd birthday in early 2013, reactions mostly focused on the fact that Scott's country-fried... More

SXSW 2015 Saturday - Under the Radar Showcase - TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, and More

March 21st, 2015

Apr 03, 2015

For almost a decade now Under the Radar has been hosting unofficial day parties at the annual SXSW music conference and festival in Austin, Texas. More