Ex-They Shoot Horses Don't They? Front-Man Nut Brown Releases Solo Debut as Free Download

Ex-They Shoot Horses Don't They? Front-Man Nut Brown Releases Solo Debut as Free Download
In their brief existence, Vancouver's They Shoot Horses Don't They? managed to pump out a self-released EP and two albums for the venerable Kill Rock Stars imprint. When they bowed out in 2008, front-man Nut Brown expressed an interest in continuing, saying, "Everybody seems to want to let it die. Everybody but me that is. But you know how things go." As time has shown, Brown obviously lost that argument as the band never returned, but he did manage to write and record a solo album's worth of material.

The 13-track album is called I Really Do was recorded in Montreal with producer Pietro Sammarco, presumably after Brown moved from Vancouver to Montreal. Brown then decided to relocate to Japan. To avoid letting an album go to waste, however, the whole thing is available for free downloading or streaming here.

Upon first listen, Brown's strange vocalizing and song structures are still a central part of the music, but the songs are built around synthesizers and loose hip-hop beats. If They Shoot Horses were a little too noisy for you, this stripped-down LP might be right up your alley.

I Really Do:

1. "I Need A Love Like That"
2. "Oh No"
3. "Innocence"
4. "Four Or Five Nights"
5. "Waterfall"
6. "I Really Do"
7. "I Was Cold"
8. "Come Home"
9. "It Feels Right"
10. "Blow Me A Kiss"
11. "Welcome Back"
12. "Red Velvet Curtain"
13. "An Island"