Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices.
The new album, ‘Empty Horses’, which will be released as a limited-edition art book, will be 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.
“Sprout’s lyrics pop with personality and wisdom” Pitchfork
“Raw, honest and oftentimes revelatory” Consequence Of Sound
‘Empty Horses’ was recorded at the Goon Lagoon in Grand Rapids by Tommy Schichtel, along with long time band members, Gary and Steve Vermillion on bass and drums respectively.