CD released: Feb 23, 2024
UNTAME THE TIGER
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 but also as a member of seminal post-punk band Autoclave, celebrated leader of the deeply influential Helium (Matador), multifaceted solo artist, and a co-founder of supergroup Wild Flag. Described by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein as "Mary Shelley with a guitar" and dubbed "a trailblazer and an innovator" by [Mary's former guitar student] Lindsey Jordan a.k.a. Snail Mail, Timony has distinguished herself as one of her generation's most influential guitarists and songwriters. Although she has remained a cult hero and critical favorite since the early '90s, appearing everywhere from 120 Minutes episodes to Coachella sets, Timony's many triumphs have long been counterbalanced by crippling doubt and self-nullification. Her fifth solo album, Untame the Tiger, approaches these emotions head on. Her first solo release in 15 years 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.