photo: Torres at NYC's Seaport Music Festival (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Torres has announced that she'll be embarking on a spring North American tour in support of her second album, Sprinter, which is due out on May 5 via her new label home of Partisan Records. The LP was produced by PJ Harvey collaborator Rob Ellis and features PJ bassist Ian Oliver, as well as Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley. You can get a feel for the album by checking out its lead single // opening cut "Strange Hellos" at the bottom of this post. Another album track called "New Skin," which originally appeared via Weathervane's Shaking Through series is also available to stream.

After a stint at SXSW 2015, Torres and her band will hit the road for a proper tour right after Sprinter's release. That run includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on May 21, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (1/30) at 10AM CST.

All Torres dates, those song streams, and album info. lie after the jump...

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Torres - "Strange Hellos"

Torres - "New Skin"

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torres-sprinter

Torres -- Sprinter:
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