When: Sat., Jan. 23, 8:30 p.m. 2016
Sprinter is the second album from Nashville’s Torres — aka Mackenzie Scott. The title is a nod to the young Nashville-based songwriter’s time as a high school track athlete, and frames the album’s, well, running theme of running away from one’s past. Torres writes with a wry, delicate touch that’s deeply intimate. But she couches the emotive punch of her lyrics in hazy 1990s-inspired alt-rock that suggests no matter how fast you run, your past is never far behind. Torres plays Signal Kitchen in Burlington on Saturday, January 23, with locals Swale and Tyler Bean.
Price: $12. AA