Mary Timony Presents New Single “Summer,” Announces More Tour Dates

Mary Timony — singer, songwriter, and guitar legend — presents the new single/video “Summer” from Untame the Tiger (Merge Records) out February 23rd, her first new solo album in 15 years, and announces more U.S. tour dates. Following lead single “Dominoes” and the more stripped-back single “The Guest,” “Summer” sees Mary lean into a more hard-rocking approach before exploding into twin guitar solos at the end, reaffirming her guitar hero reputation. “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,” says Mary. “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 Christian, Chad Molter, and Anna Wilson. They are all such totally killer musicians.” Mary’s headline tour kicks off next month and continues through this summer with newly announced dates in July on sale this Friday, February 2nd, at 10 AM local time.

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. Produced by Mary Timony, Joe Wong (composer on Master of None, Russian DollThe Midnight Gospel, Krapopolis, host of The Trap Set podcast), and Dennis Kane, the mystical, guitar-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. Untame the Tiger approaches these emotions head-on, and 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 struggles.

Mary Timony 2024 Tour Dates (new dates in bold):
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 Fest
Sat. 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 Club
Fri. July 26 – Nashville, TN @ Blue Room
Sat. July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sun. July 28 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy
* w/ Birthday Girl DC
^ w/ Youbet
% w/ Rosali