I Break Horses are real life Swedish couple Fredrik Balck and Maria Linden, whose lavishly textured dreamy electro-pop tunes made many critics' end of year lists in 2011. This anthemic song is from their debut album, Hearts, which was released on 22 August 2011 on Bella Union.
The pair named themselves after a Smog song, which was originally recorded in a session on BBC Radio 1 DJ John peel's show and broadcast November 12, 1997. "I Break Horses" was later released as the b-side to Smog's 1999 single "Cold Blooded Old Times."
Irish actor Cillian Murphy is such a fan of I Break Horses that he agreed to star in this song's music video. Many of you will know him from his role of Scarecrow in Batman Begins.