SPROUT, TOBIN

EMPTY HORSES (FIRE RECORDS)

SPROUT, TOBIN - EMPTY HORSES 142075
Format:
1 LP
Release:
18.09.2020
Label:
FIRE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
142075
Barcode:
0809236159410
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 // "Raw, honest and often revelatory" Consequence Of Sound //
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WINGS PRELUDE
  • 1.2. THE RETURN
  • 1.3. BREAKING DOWN
  • 1.4. ON GOLDEN RIVERS
  • 1.5. THE MAN I USED TO KNOW SIDE
  • 1.6. EVERY SWEET SOUL
  • 1.7. EMPTY HORSES
  • 1.8. ANTIETAM
  • 1.9. ALL IN MY SLEEP
  • 1.10. NO SHAME