TVD Vinyl Giveaway:
I Break Horses, Hearts

While our 10 Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways have come to an end, we’re still in the mood for some giving.  Today we have a copy of Hearts, the debut LP of Swedish export I Break Horses, that we want to put in the hands of one TVD reader.

The Stockholm-based I Break Horses, made up of Maria Lindén and Fredrik Balck, met each other through an online medical forum for hypochondriacs.  In addition to sharing the same disease, the two also learned they shared similar music tastes.  They would go on to spend the next three years gathering ideas and recording music before releasing their debut album, Hearts, on Bella Union last year.

The band’s haunting, atmospheric sound has garnered I Break Horses comparisons to the likes of Zola Jesus and My Bloody Valentine, as well as widespread critical acclaim.  The Guardian praises the band’s earthy instrumentation and Lindén’s vocals, noting that Hearts is full of “heady, sumptuously textured soundscapes that pulse with feeling.”

2012 has proven to be another big year for I Break Horses.  The duo recently released their newest single, “Violent Sea,” a collaboration with the Philly-based CSLSX.

Additionally, having only previously performed live a handful of times, I Break Horses are currently in the midst of opening for electronic heavyweight M83 during his North American tour.

Want to add Hearts to your record collection?  Comment below and tell us your favorite musical duo.

I’ve gotta go with Simon and Garfunkel.

A winner with a North American mailing address will be selected a week from today, on Tuesday, May 1st.

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I BREAK HORSES TOUR DATES:
4/25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre*
4/26 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune*
4/27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre*
4/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue*
4/30 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*
5/1 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre*
5/2 – Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant*
5/4 – Chicago, IL – The Vic*
5/5 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre*
5/6 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy*
5/7 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*
5/9 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*
5/10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
5/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
5/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
5/17 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*
5/18 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*
5/19 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater*
21 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
22 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
24 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
30 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

* with M83

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  • Jilll

    The Raveonettes

  • BigDaddy_256

    Elton and Betty White

  • KrisPerdew

    I’m awfully tempted to go with Simon and Garfunkel as well, but instead…Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra.

  • DaveFriday

    Boston’s Secret Stars, of course!

  • AdrianWong

    Everything But The Girl

  • Ashley

    Definitely going with The Civil Wars for this one. Incredible chemistry and harmony between the two. A live show with them is like no other.

  • topgunphantom

    hall and oates for sure

  • Greg Sheldon

    Morrissey and Marr.

  • dunnand

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

  • Bamaclint12

    Outkast is the best duo!

  • crowbarmark

    sleigh bells

  • mp

    a lot of good ones already listed but I have to go with the tenacious d!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqFkqn9lLUI&feature=related

  • http://ihateallyourfavoritebands.blogspot.com/ WhiteGoodman

    764-HERO were and are my all-time favorite musical duo. Really great indie rock from the Pacific Northwest. So glad I got the chance to see them before they split.

  • http://thevinyldistrict.com oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!

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