Music has clear therapeutic qualities. Any music junkie will be happy to tell you about the comforts their favorite album gives them, how it heals their wounds, how it articulates their emotions. It’s the only spoonful of medicine worth downing repeatedly. The debut full-length from Athens, GA’s Mothers fits in this category. The album’s title, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired, comes from a book frontwoman Kristine Leschper found several years ago in a French village. Filled with banal sentences, the book aimed to teach young boys English, its pages stacked with lines so simple that they force the reader to apply their own context. And so an educational matter became rich with personal applications. Mothers’ album does the same.