Released: Aug 2011
Label: Bella Union/Cooperative Music
Swedish duo I Break Horses flip Loveless on its back and craft Hearts, a debut swimming in glistening shoegazer fuzz and vocals that liquefy on impact. But this isn't all dream pop encircled in buzzing layers of noise -- Maria Linden and Fredrik Balck add electro rhythms that positively drive, adding a sense of fun and urgency to the otherwise somnambulist orbit of synths and guitar sizzle. "Winter Beats," "Hearts" and "No Way Outro" throb with anthemic drama, while the narcotic flow of "I Kill Your Love, Baby" and the churchly echoes of "Cancer" hypnotize with a seductive pulse.