Mary Timony is known for her work in Wild Flag, Autoclave, Ex Hex and of course, Helium. That latter band will be releasing a new rarities collection on May 19 through Matador Records. The first track to be released from the 19-song retrospective is “Hole In The Ground.” Over the course of their short lifespan, Helium released a pair of LPs (The Dirt of Luck, The Magic City), both of which will be reissued by Matador on double LP vinyl. Rounding out the releases is a reissue of the band’s 1997 EP No Guitars. These albums all have been out of print for a decade, so fans of the band’s iconic mid-90s indie rock sound should be excited to finally be able to own physical copies of these excellent records.
Check out “Hole In The Ground” below:
Also released from the album is a video for the remastered track “XXX,” which was originally released on the band’s debut EP, Pirate Prude.
In addition to the reissues and the new rarities compilation, Timony has announced that she will go on tour performing Helium songs this summer. The tour lasts from June 6 to June 15 and hits cities like Washington DC, New York City, Boston and Chicago. Joining her on the tour will be Brian Bettencourt and David Christian of the indie pop band Hospitality.
Ends With And Tracklisting
1. Baby Vampire Made Me
4. Love $$$
7. Hole In The Ground
8. Magic Box
9. Superball (Demo)
10. What Institution Are You From?
11. Lucky Charm
12. #12 L’Enfant
13. I Am A Witch
14. Ghost Car (Demo)
15. Puffin Stars
16. Leon’s Space Song (Demo)
17. The Dragon #1
18. Fantastic Castle
19. Golden Bridge (Demo)
UPDATE (3/28): Timony has announced a third show in New York City. She will play in Brooklyn at the Northside Festival on the 8th and then has back-to-back shows at the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. Find all of the dates down below.
“Mary Timony Plays Helium” (Backed By Members of Hospitality) – Tour Dates
6/6 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
6/7 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
6/8 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival – Rough Trade
6/9 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (early and late show)
6/10 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
6/12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
6/13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
6/14 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
6/15 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle