Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Mary Timony - "Summer"

Photo by Chris Grady

As we all prepare ourselves for the release of indie rock legend Mary Timony's first new solo album in fifteen years later this month, she's released a new single off of it. "Summer" doesn't exactly sound like summer. It's a mid-tempo guitar rocker that kind of plods along, driven by guitar solos towards the end. It's definitely a song that sounds like Mary Timony, but it feels like more of a straightforward rock song than we're used to from the artist. It's a very air guitar friendly song that has us ready to hear more as soon as possible.

Mary Timony says of her new single:

 “I wanted it to be a guitar stomper kind of in the vein of The Kinks, Jethro Tull or Elf and have simultaneous guitar solos at the end. I’m excited to play this one live. Betsy Wright of Ex Hex will be on guitar, and I can’t wait to rock those twin solos with her! I’ll also be joined by David ChristianChad Molter, and Anna Wilson. They are all such totally killer musicians.”

You can watch the visualizer for "Summer" below. Untame the Tiger is due out February 23 on Merge Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Mary Timony, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Wed. Feb. 28 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *Thu. Feb. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *Fri. Mar. 1 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *Sat. Mar. 2 - Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom *Sun. Mar. 3 - Amherst, MA @ The Drake ^Tue. Mar. 5 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^Wed. Mar. 6 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle ^Fri. Mar. 8 - Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade ^Sat. Mar. 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry ^Mon. Mar. 11 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe ^Tue. Mar. 12 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe ^Wed. Mar. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Entrance Space ^Thu. Mar. 14 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *Thu. Mar. 21 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music FestSat. Mar. 23 - Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge %Sun. Mar. 24 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %Tue. Mar. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop %Wed. Mar. 27 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %Thu. Mar. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room %Fri. Mar. 29 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah %Sat. Mar. 30 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %Tue. July 23 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal ClubFri. July 26 - Nashville, TN @ Blue RoomSat. July 27 - Atlanta, GA @ The EarlSun. July 28 - Asheville, NC @ Eulogy * w/ Birthday Girl DC^ w/ Youbet% w/ Rosali

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