Tobin Sprout | Empty Horses

Tobin Sprout | Empty Horses

LP

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Fire Records
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Release Date: Friday 18th September 2020

Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices. The gifted songwriter returns with a pensive, expansive part autobiographical new album ‘Empty Horses’. Here he’s part Townes Van Zandt, part John Prine, part Robbie Robertson at his retrospective best.

The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind). An alternative American Songbook, if you will, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. Close up and personal, ‘Empty Horses’ is a poignant carefully etched experience, a rolling journey in modern times, nodding back to tradition, a personal snapshot filled with honesty.

‘Empty Horses’ is released on vinyl LP and also a deluxe bookback CD, beautifully packed with 24 pages of paintings and lyrics by Tobin Sprout, a true collectors piece for fans of Tobin’s music and art.

“The perfect aural encapsulation of melancholy: in turns somnambulant, romantic and all-consuming” – Rolling Stone


Side A
1. Wings Prelude
2. The Return
3. Breaking Down
4. On Golden Rivers
5. The Man I Used to Know
 
Side B
6. Every Sweet Soul
7. Empty Horses
8. Antietam
9. All In My Sleep
10. No Shame