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Matador Reissuing Mary Timony Solo Debut Album

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For a good while now, Mary Timony has been a force in the indie rock world. Well before her new band Ex Hex was formed and ahead of Wild Flag she was just a solo artist making her way in the world. Always a shredder at heart, her debut solo album Mountains has always been a favorite for those who’ve experienced its wondrous tones. Now twenty years after its release, Matador Records are reissuing it as an expanded double LP. With four previously unreleased songs and many other goodies, it’s about time we all go back and relive the magic of the album. To celebrate they’ve released an orchestral version of the song “Valley of One Thousand Perfumes.”

The orchestral version lives up to its name while the Bob Weston remastering gives a new pop to the track. Expansive and eloquent, this version of the song offers more depth and plenty of expanded hooks from new places. The way the instruments seem to just pop makes for a revealing listening experience. Here the build of the track is more enticing, offering an almost completely different way to hear the song.

The track list for the album is as follows:

Dungeon Dance
Poison Moon
I Fire Myself
The Bell
Painted Horses
The Hour Glass
13 Bees
The Golden Fruit
Whisper From the Tree
1542
Valley of One Thousand Perfumes
Tiger Rising
An-deluzion
The Fox and Hound
Rider on the Stormy Sea
Return to Pirates (Kingston St. Session)
Poison Moon (Kingston St. Session)
Killed by the Telephone (Kingston St. Session)
Valley of One Thousand Perfumes (Orchestral Version)
The song can be heard wherever you stream music. Mountains Expanded Edition Double LP is available for preorder directly from Matador Records ahead of its January 15 release.

Image Credits: Photo by Brett Vapnek.

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David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.

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