Album review: Georgia’s Horse – ‘The Mammoth Sessions’

Dusty cowgirl ballads for the lonesome

You can tell what most musicians used to play at when they were young just by listening to them. Richard Ashcroft was a youthful astronaut with a goldfish bowl on his noggin, Noel Gallagher a footballer and Jon McClure a Native American chieftain. Teresa Maldonado, the singer-songwriter at the core of Texan alt.country act Georgia’s Horse, sounds like she was a cowgirl. There are acres of loneliness in these brittle songs that stick up out of the sandy floor like skeletal remains. There are echoes of the (expat) Americana of The New Pornographers, a light dusting of the folk psychedelia of Smog and the torrid country death songs of PJ Harvey’s ‘To Bring You My Love’. And she makes it sound like child’s play.

[b]John Doran[/b]

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