“…in terms of her singing she just has a more mysterious, understated quality to her voice. I’m a much more abrasive singer – it sounds like some sort of bark or something. It’s nice to see Mary bring that down a little bit. It’s a good dynamic.”—Carrie Brownstein on Mary Timony
“She’s a good counterpoint to me, I think, because her guitar playing has a fluidity to it that mine doesn’t have. My guitar playing tends to be more jagged and angular.”—Carrie Brownstein on Mary Timony
When I was in the 5th grade, it was Madonna. That Like a Virgin tour was the first concert I ever went to. I was obsessed with her, and I remember crying to my mother when I was 10 saying: “Madonna and I will never be friends”. There was that moment for many years when she was such a symbol of power and freedom. She was so masterful in her aesthetic choices and such a chameleon. I wanted to dress like her. I wanted her lace gloves but my parents, of course, would not let me wear anything that looked remotely like her. It’s exciting when you feel like you can’t keep up with an artist.