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Mary Timony - Untame the Tiger

£28.99 RRP
The fifth solo release from influential guitarist, Mary Timony - aka “Mary Shelley with a guitar”
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Her first solo release in 15 years, Mary Timony's fifth release is a startling document of an artist fully coming into her own power during the fourth decade of her career. It is the product of lessons learned during life-altering struggle. The mystical, acoustic-driven Untame the Tiger emerged after the dissolution of a long-term relationship and was bookended by the deaths of Timony’s father and mother. The album was recorded during a two-year period during which she was the primary caregiver for her ailing parents. The tectonic psychic shift Mary experienced due to this loss informs many of her lyrics.

 

Untame the Tiger does not eschew Timony’s guitar hero reputation; in fact, “Summer” relishes in it, a straight-up banger that you’d be half tempted to call “no frills” until its initial garage rock stomp breaks into the unexpected bliss of a twin guitar solo conclusion. “I wanted the recording to have the energy of the Kinks, early Dio and Elf, or Rory Gallagher,” she explains. “I was also listening to a lot of Gerry Rafferty’s first solo album and was inspired to have two simultaneous guitar solos.” Untame the Tiger picks up the thread woven through Timony’s freak-folk-anticipating solo albums of the early ’00s. Basic tracks were recorded at Studio 606 in Los Angeles, with Timony backed by Dave Mattacks, drummer of legendary British folk-rock band Fairport Convention. “Mattacks is a hero of mine and one of my favorite musicians of all time. He is a true legend.


For more than 30 years, singer-songwriter and guitar hero Mary Timony has cut a distinctive path through the world of independent music, most recently as vocalist and guitarist of acclaimed garage-pop power trio Ex Hex (Merge) but also as a member of seminal post-punk band Autoclave (Dischord), celebrated leader of the deeply influential Helium (Matador), multifaceted solo artist (Matador, Lookout!, Kill Rock Stars), and a co-founder of supergroup Wild Flag (Merge). Described by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein as “Mary Shelley with a guitar” and dubbed “a trailblazer and an innovator” by Lindsey Jordan a.k.a. Snail Mail. Timony has distinguished herself as one of her generation’s most influential. 

Edition Info

• Indies Only LP is neon pink vinyl + inner sleeve with lyrics + a printed insert for album download.
• Standard Black LP + inner sleeve with lyrics + a printed insert for album download
• CD wallet + 8 page lyric booklet

Tracklisting

A
1. No Thirds
2. Summer
3. Dominoes
4. Looking for the Sun
5. The Guest

B
6. Don’t Disappear
7. The Dream
8. Untame the Tiger
9. Not the Only One

Released 23rd February 2024

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Mary Timony - Untame the Tiger

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