Georgia’s Horse
Weather Codes
Fire Records
Street: 06.25
Georgia’s Horse = Cat Power + JP Haynie
I haven’t heard an album more Western than Weather Codes since Spindrift’s Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1 was released. Teresa Maldonado truly embodies what I imagine it would be like to hang out in a saloon in Texas, as she sings along to an out-of-tune honky-tonk piano, with lyrical tales about heartbreak and loneliness, especially in “A Brick Hard Heart.” This album is fit for imagery of a lone cowgirl, traveling by horseback across the desert landscapes, and Maldonado’s voice creates kick-ass outlaw imagery. This Western feel is juxtaposed against electronic mixing, evident in “Thistlebombs,” to create an album that is both modern and nostalgic in style. –Brinley Froelich