Trevor Sensor

Starved Nights of Saturday Stars EP Christ (Jagjaguwar)

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From the first moments of Trevor Sensor’s debut EP for Jagjaguwar, Texas Girls and Jesus Christ, the Illinois­born 22­year­old singer/songwriter’s distinctive burr of a voice sounds aged decades beyond his years. The rest of the young talent’s music follows suit, too, with timeless­sounding melodies and a sense of songwriting that exudes maturity while still feeling fresh.

 

Sensor wrote the music featured on Texas Girls and Jesus Christ on a borrowed acoustic guitar that he has yet to return, composing songs that sound deeply felt and from a place of truth and honesty. “If I’m trying to do anything, it’s to be sincere,” he says about his songwriting approach.”A lot of singer/songwriters today are oriented in irony. It’s cooler to be lackadaisical rather than to try to be compelling.”

 

And Sensor’s music, above all else, is compelling: the proclamatory howls that close out the piano­led “Pacing the Cage,” the dark desolation of “Satan’s Man”, and the dynamic blowout of the EP’s title track grab your attention and refuse to let go. “I think it’s very boring when people choose one dynamic and go with it,” Sensor opines on the full­band jolt that takes place in the thrilling back half of “Texas Girls and Jesus Christ. “It’s more interesting to me when people try to mix things up and treat every song as if it were its own person.”

 

“Songs are gateways into little worlds, and different worlds do different things,” Sensor states regarding his approach to songcraft, and this EP finds him, an English major with an affinity for writers ranging from Marcel Proust to Dave Eggers, crafting lyrical atmospheres stuffed with confessional lines that leave a mark and visual allusions that aren’t easily shaken. With Texas Girls and Jesus Christ, Sensor’s presented his own little worlds for listeners to explore—with many more to follow.

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Tour

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    Oct 11, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    The Merry Widow w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Birmingham, AL
    WorkPlay Theatre w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 13, 2016
    Atlanta, GA
    The Earl w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 14, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    Mercy Lounge w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 15, 2016
    Louisville, KY
    Headliners w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 18, 2016
    Ardmore, PA
    Ardmore Music Hall w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 19, 2016
    Washington, DC
    9:30 Club w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 20, 2016
    New York, NY
    Bowery Ballroom w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 21, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    Rough Trade NYC w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 22, 2016
    Cambridge, MA
    The Sinclair w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 24, 2016
    Toronto, ON
    Horseshoe Tavern w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 25, 2016
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Blind Pig w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 27, 2016
    St. Louis, MO
    Off Broadway w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Chicago, IL
    Lincoln Hall w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Milawaukee, WI
    Colectivo Coffee w/ Foy Vance

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    Oct 30, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN
    Cedar Cultural Center w/ Foy Vance