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I Break Horses Dreamy Sonics Soar Back For A Victory Lap Cancels Show

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on May 29, 2012 7:40PM


I Break Horses was just in Chicago a few weeks ago opening for M83 and they return tonight to play a headlining gig at Lincoln Hall. Looking back to their last appearance, it's no surprise this Swedish duo was opening for M83 since they draw their sound from the same mid-'80s well. But while M83 goes deeper into teenage longing I Break Horses opts to layer on the shoegauze (sp. intentional) creating an effect that often feels as if you're about to float away.

The approach on their debut album Hearts might be dreamy but the sonics aren't slight and the volume is important. These songs are built upon repetition that slowly twists and turns until it hits towering heights that are dizzying, before crashing back down and slowly slipping into the next tune. Expect tonight's show to do its best to transport you to a realm of swaying bliss if the band hits the mix they've shown themselves capable of constructing on Hearts.

MP3: I Break Horses "Hearts"

UPDATE: I Break Horses have cancelled tonight's show due to illness. We're still trying to find out if Lincoln Hall will still have a show with a different headliner.

UPDATE 2: Lincoln Hall has canceled tonight's entire bill and will be contacting ticket holders directly about refunds.

I Break Horses plays tonight, May 29, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln, 9p.m., $14, 18+