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I Break Horses – “Faith (The Field Remix)”

Last month I Break Horses released a video for a new track called “Faith.” Now we’ve got a new remix of that song, done by the Field. It puts the energy of the original through a blender, and what we get is something less concerned with haunting melodies (although they’re still there), and more concerned… More »

By: Sam Behrens / March 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

I Break Horses – “You Burn” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Sweden’s I Break Horses dropped two tracks last year without much word of where they might end up. There was the bright synth pop of “Denial” followed by the frozen severity of “Faith.” They seemed like two sides of a coin which makes a lot more sense now that we know they’ll both be appearing… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 16, 2014 - 11:58 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The artists behind the videos on this week’s list come from Sweden, Japan, Syria, Canada, and the UK. They have, more or less, nothing in common with each other. And there’s every chance that none of these videos, except maybe the top one, will ever get nominated for a YouTube Music Award. That’s just fine… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2013 - 11:00 am

I Break Horses – “Faith” Video

Sweden’s I Break Horses captured our attention with their shoegaze-y debut Hearts, but, as evidenced by the synth-pop-leaning cut “Denial,” are now ready to build on that sound for something new. With “Faith,” the Stockholm duo leave that softer side behind for a much more charged electronic sound. They’ve delivered it via a black-and-white cut… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 24, 2013 - 4:45 pm

I Break Horses – “Denial”

The Swedish duo I Break Horses make a form of synthetic shoegaze that aims to prove just how comforting and soothing shoegaze can actually be. Their 2011 debut Hearts was a minor heartbreaker, and while they have yet to announce any plans for a follow-up, they’re about to drop a new white-label single with a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2013 - 2:14 pm

M83, I Break Horses @ The Masquerade, Atlanta 5/14/12

French electro standouts M83 played at Atlanta’s the Masquerade last night with like-minded Swedes I Break Horses and Stereogum contributor Matthew Smith was there to document the colorful affair. Scope his shots up top. More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Remixtape Vol. 6

It’s the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait “X Remixes Y” tracks and weed out those worth your weed-out. (Right?) Volume 6 opens with this month’s undisputed champion of tracks bearing Remix in their title: the indomitable “Huzzah!” featuring a fierce set of relatively underground rapper… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm

I Break Horses – “Load Your Eyes” (Star Slinger Remix)

It’s always fun when two of the people from our 40 Best New Bands Of 2011 list show up on the same track. In this particular case, it’s British producer Star Slinger lending his woozily diffuse beatmaking style to “Load Your Eyes,” a head-spinner of a track from Swedish electro-shoegazers I Break Horses. Grab the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

I Break Horses – “Winter Beats”

“Winter Beats” makes good on its name. The track’s from the Smog-referencing Stockholm duo I Break Horses’ debut collection Hearts. As mentioned last time, their smeary romantic pop-scapes bring to mind M83, though once this one gets going, you’ll hear Slowdive and a couple MBV echoes in there, too. More »

By: brandon / July 11, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: June 2011

June’s started on a hot streak: It made sense to counter the sweat by opening this Monthly Mix of recent standout free MP3s with a few chillier tracks. You don’t want to hide out in the air conditioning forever, of course, so things move outdoors to a humid rooftop party just past the halfway mark. More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2011 - 10:25 am

I Break Horses – “Hearts”

The name of Swedish duo I Break Horses could be a Smog reference. It doesn’t say. Either way, Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck’s sound is altogether different: The listed influences are My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Jesus & Mary Chain, but you’re more likely to think of an escalating M83 transition or, maybe, a lighter… More »

By: brandon / June 6, 2011 - 1:15 pm