Crooning and romance are not dead – they are living under the house of the Short
Horses. The Short Horses originally intended to be a thrash metal band called the
Shot Horses, when, during a long night of stomach spasms from some undercooked shellfish,
lead singer Van Turkinson had a vision. It was a vision that there was crooning to
be done. So the Shot Horses traded in their distortion boxes and vocoders for pianos,
horns, and orchestras and became the Short Horses. They seem to have found their
niche with their first album, Deep Red.