Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices. As an artist, Tobin is famous for his photo-realism large format paintings, especially the ‘Superchrome’ series, although he does paint in other styles as well.
The gifted songwriter returns pensive and expansive on biographical new album ‘Empty Horses’, released on a Deluxe CD Bookback beautifully packed with 24 Pages of Paintings and Lyrics by Tobin Sprout, a true collectors piece for fans of Tobin’s music and art. Also released on Standard Black LP.
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. And, as it unravels these gritty anecdotes span the generations from the dividing and the American Civil War through to today’s confusing times.
Check Tobin Sprout’s website to find his art and more information about him: www.tobinsprout.net
Tobin Sprout gave us some insights on the following paintings, featured on ‘Empty Horses’. Buy the Deluxe CD Bookback.