M83 & I Break Horses /// Ogden Theatre /// 04.30.12
M83 had never played a proper headlining show in Denver. That was until last night. M83 had opened up for the Killers at the Magness Arena, and many years of me pining for a proper show and my night finally came to fruition. No other way to paint this one, but a full on dance jam for 90 minutes. Unadulterated dance magic from “Teen Angst” to “Couleurs.” Anthony Gonzales has set up shop in LA and thus the dynamic of the band has changed by making the aesthetic more progressive or “jammy.” Morgan Kibby’s contributions are largely understated and overlooked at times. Her sultry vocals on “Skin of the Night” proved to be one of the many highlights of last night.
C=T had a chance to catch up with Swede act, I Break Horses, to see how the US soil was treating the traveling quartet.
How’s the US tour treating you guys right now?
“It’s been amazing from day one and we love touring here! Amazing venues and people.”
What sets you apart from other shoe-gaze acts?
“To start with I wouldn’t label the music as only shoe-gaze apart from that we perhaps stare at our shoes a bit too much on stage:) So I guess what sets IBH apart from other shoe-gaze acts are that we have other elements in the music as more electronic sounds and different beats etc.”
What’s the story with “I Kill Your Love, Baby?”
“Its a little love song for the lonely people that I wrote after listening to Spacemen 3 for a whole night getting inspired!”
Some people are aware your band name comes from a Smog tune. How do you like Bill Callahan’s solo material?
“What I have heard is really nice. Must check it out more.”