I Break Horses – “Hearts” & “Winter Beats”
July 25, 2011, 10:20 pm
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Swedish duo I Break Horses (Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck) don’t exactly conform to any of the musical archetypes that we usually associate with Sweden – i.e. dance-pop (Robyn, ABBA), moody electro (The Knife, jj) or bookish indie (Jens Lekman, Peter Bjorn & John).  Spiritually, I Break Horses hues closest to The Knife’s territory but they’re very different sonically.  The title track from their forthcoming debut, Hearts, manages to straddle multiple genres (electro/noise/shoegaze) while unfolding into a gorgeous, buzzing track that evokes Liz Fraser fronting Fuck Buttons.  “Winter Beats” sticks closer to standard issue nu-gaze (i.e. M83, A Sunny Day In Glasgow) while still maintaining some of “Hearts” fizzling throb.

Hearts is out 8/15 via Bella Union.

Download MP3: “Hearts”

Download MP3: “Winter Beats”

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