When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired by Mothers on Apple Music

9 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lyrical candour that’s as captivating as the sinuous alt-rock its wrapped around. There’s no mistaking what the central force of Mothers’ music is: Kristine Lescheper is engrossing in both delivery and content as her twisting, faltering voice delivers unflinchingly personal meditations on body image, self-doubt and vulnerability. Behind her, the music plays out in unusual patterns that reflect the intricacy, intimacy and tension of her thoughts, from the slowing and speeding twin guitars of “It Hurts Until It Doesn’t” to “Hold Your Own Hand”’s labyrinthine swell and the anxious indie-folk of “Too Small for Eyes”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lyrical candour that’s as captivating as the sinuous alt-rock its wrapped around. There’s no mistaking what the central force of Mothers’ music is: Kristine Lescheper is engrossing in both delivery and content as her twisting, faltering voice delivers unflinchingly personal meditations on body image, self-doubt and vulnerability. Behind her, the music plays out in unusual patterns that reflect the intricacy, intimacy and tension of her thoughts, from the slowing and speeding twin guitars of “It Hurts Until It Doesn’t” to “Hold Your Own Hand”’s labyrinthine swell and the anxious indie-folk of “Too Small for Eyes”.

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About Mothers

Originally the solo project of singer/songwriter Kristine Leschper, Mothers embrace an intimate, atmospheric style of folk-influenced indie rock. Emerging in Athens, Georgia in 2013 while Leschper was studying printmaking at the city's Lamar Dodd School of Art, the singer's vulnerable, Angel Olsen-reminiscent delivery quickly gained attention at local performances. Guitarist Drew Kirby, bassist Patrick Morales, and drummer Matthew Anderegg were eventually absorbed into the official lineup. After touring in support of fellow Athenians Of Montreal, the band's brittle, melancholy debut LP, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired, arrived on Grand Jury and Wichita Recordings in early 2016. Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Widespread Panic, Futurebirds), the album featured guest spots by Josh McKay of Deerhunter and McKendrick Bearden of Grand Vapids. ~ Marcy Donelson

  • ORIGIN
    Athens, GA
  • FORMED
    2013

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